# Spacing value in ICEM CFD

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 September 22, 2011, 03:04 Spacing value in ICEM CFD #1 New Member   Avinash Join Date: Jan 2011 Posts: 18 Rep Power: 7 Hello all, I want to know what is meant by "Spacing" in Edge parameters box in ICEM CFD. I know it is for biasing the mesh. Is there a way to correlate the value for 'spacing' in ICEM CFD with Y+ value? If Y+ value should be less than 1, then what would be the appropriate value for 'Spacing'? Please let me know... Regards Avinash

 September 22, 2011, 05:07 #2 Senior Member   AB Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: France Posts: 323 Rep Power: 14 For a geometric 1 law, if you specify a spacing of 1, the length between the two first nodes would be of 1. After, it depends on the ratio. The Y+ is not the spacing. The Y+ depends on your turbulence model. The spacing will be the value of the height of your first boundary layer. About the height of your first boundary layer, you have to calculate it by yourself. Most of the solvers give you the formula which is used by the code. It depends on your turbulence model, velocity, geometry and fluid specifications. soheil_r7 likes this.

 September 22, 2011, 06:02 #3 New Member   Avinash Join Date: Jan 2011 Posts: 18 Rep Power: 7 BrolY, Thank you for the reply.......Do you mean to say that the Y+ value will vary with turbulence model????

 September 22, 2011, 07:01 #4 Senior Member   AB Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: France Posts: 323 Rep Power: 14 What I mean is the Y+ range depends on the turbulecne model. For example : For a Rij-Epsilon model, a Y+ between 30 and 200 is recommanded. For a k-omega model, a Y+ between 1 and 10 is recommanded.

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 Originally Posted by BrolY What I mean is the Y+ range depends on the turbulecne model. For example : For a Rij-Epsilon model, a Y+ between 30 and 200 is recommanded. For a k-omega model, a Y+ between 1 and 10 is recommanded.
Then what do is the meaning of y+ value 1....all the expert says y + value 1 is batter.then why it will be 30 to 300

 July 22, 2013, 13:47 #6 Retired from CFD Online     Simon Pereira Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Ann Arbor, MI Posts: 2,660 Blog Entries: 1 Rep Power: 38 We would like to use an infinite number of elements and solve it in no time... But instead we make compromises. A Y+ of 1 would be great if you have the time and resources, but solvers put a lot of emphasis on doing more with less. BrolY likes this. __________________ ----------------------------------------- Please help guide development at ANSYS by filling in these surveys Public ANSYS ICEM CFD Users Survey This second one is more general (Gambit, TGrid and ANSYS Meshing users welcome)... CFD Online Users Survey

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