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How to simulate a flow driving a turbine in Solidworks?

By irwin leo on 17 Feb 01:15 0 answers 0 comments

Hi,
I am working on a project that requires simulation analysis as part of the analysing process. I have modelled a rotor, a stator, a shaft and a housing. Then I locked the rotor and the shaft together. The stator was locked to the housing (see attached).
I am wondering if there is any way to add a water flow (mass flow) to the model to obtain some output parameters of the rotor/shaft (such as shaft rpm vs flow rate, pressure drop after the turbine section, etc)
Any help is much appreciated!
Irwin

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