Our guest blog author is Mike Simon, Director of Simulation Products at Digital Dimensions. Mike is a former SolidWorks/Cosmos Technical Manager and he has 10 years of FEA/CFD experience at companies such as General Atomics and General Dynamics. Mike earned a BSME from UCSD, a MSME from Stanford, and a MBA from USD. I am sure you will find his article very interesting.
A little more background Digital Dimensions...In addition to being an authorized reseller of Solidworks, Digital Dimensions hosts a variety of Solidworks training sessions, including topics such as structural analysis, flow simulation, and heat transfer - all tools available in the Solidworks design package. I personally have benefited tremendously from the training sessions, and would recommend it to anyone interested in CFD or structural analysis using 3D models. I use the CFD analysis on many of our Venturi scrubber designs as well as for our wet electrostatic precipitators.