I am struggling a lot to find the water leaks in the models (attached) so I can run flow simulation. I tried many solutions but can't seem to get any to work. I am a beginner using Solidworks but I really need to get this sorted for my assignment. Desperate for a solution! Thanks in advance.
One method to easily spot gaps and holes, is setting the background to black. Any holes (highlighted in blue), are then much easier to spot.
NEW_STD_CASE has no holes or gaps, it is a single solid body.
NEW_FAN_BLADE has two solid bodies. One is the fan blade, the other is a large cylinder.
It also has a surface body, which appears to be a duplicate fan blade.
I'd delete the cylindrical solid body (unless you need it for something), and the surface body of the fan blade.
Deleting bodies is as easy as right clicking on them in the graphics view, or feature tree, and choosing "delete/keep body"
Can I simulate rotation of the fan blade without the cylindrical enclosure?
I am trying to start this 'basic-looking' jet engine simulation so I can modify it and run a boundary layer ingesting model and compare various results. I am facing this particular issue for water tightness even with the NEW_STD_CASE model which is very puzzling for me due to the simplicity of the model.
Maybe I am having a wrong approach. I taught myself Solidworks using YouTube videos so I'm sure there is something wrong I'm doing.
Is it even possible with my current model and the Solidworks Flow Simulation tool to achieve that?