Following the recently announced partnership between Onshape and SimScale, I tend to use Onshape a lot for the CAD related work before (and after) the simulation. One of my first tests was a very quick cyclone separator flow analysis for testing purposes that I would like to share here:
- Onshape project: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/a81a639768904cb1b6be8b79/w/f58f0c7a9a3e49f382f6f024/e/cc39aa0f43ff43c2b86a7484
- SimScale project: https://platform.simscale.com/?publiclink=cba47673-244a-4166-b466-399a84327d7e
I modeled 2 versions of the separator over at Onshape which is shown in the animation below.
Uploaded it to SimScale, generated an automatic hex-mesh for internal flow and ran a quick turbulent flow simulation (using exemplary values for the boundary conditions).
So the mesh and simulation setup is not very sophisticated but it was a lot of fun just using the web browser for getting such a task done. Would love to see what you guys are doing with it.