In solidworks,Cyclones perform unique tasks in modern day applications. A particular useful task is that of a particle separator where cyclones separation of particles can be done in SolidWorks based on their varying densities.
In this tutorial, we will be going through how we can model a simple cyclone using the Extrude and Shell Features in SolidWorks.
Begin by creating a new part.
Move to the sketch tab and click on the sketch icon. Select the top plane.
On the top plane, create the circular sketch below. Extrude this sketch over a length of 150mm using the extrude command.
Create another circular sketch on its top surface this time with a diameter of 35mm. Extrude this through with a 25mm length.
Right click on the front plane in the feature manager tree and create a new sketch on it.
Your sketch should look like the one below. Extrude it over 50mm.
Next, we need to create the cone shape at the bottom. For this, we need an extra plane offset from the bottom face. An offset distance of 200mm will do.
Create a circular sketch on this plane and a corresponding circular sketch on the bottom face of the part. We then use the loft boss base tool to loft between the two sketches.
We finish up by running the shell feature and selecting all the open surfaces. Specify a shell thickness of 3mm.
We now have a cyclone simulator.