SOLIDWORKS Tutorial : Modelling a Cyclone in SOLIDWORKS

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.
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Move to the sketch tab and click on the sketch icon. Select the top plane.

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On the top plane, create the circular sketch below. Extrude this sketch over a length of 150mm using the extrude command.

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Create another circular sketch on its top surface this time with a diameter of 35mm. Extrude this through with a 25mm length.
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Right click on the front plane in the feature manager tree and create a new sketch on it.

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Your sketch should look like the one below. Extrude it over 50mm.

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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.

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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.

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We finish up by running the shell feature and selecting all the open surfaces. Specify a shell thickness of 3mm.

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We now have a cyclone simulator.

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