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caai9 August 24, 2009 12:37

Help needed on boundary condition/Floating point error: Invalid number
 
I am working on binary fluidized bed reactor with heat transfer and chemical reaction.
I have 4 phases before reaction and 7 phases after reaction, i am using eulerian model in Fluent, now the problem is when i try to introduce another phase with air(primary) phase at the column inlet defined (velocity inlet) in Fluent i get error:
Floating point error: invalid number
i have even reduced the time step size to as low as 1e-6 and checked other things which could give this result but i have not been able to rectify the problem.Please help.thank you

PrandtlGlawert August 25, 2009 17:22

I think iīve read somewhere those sort of errors usually happen when strong gradients are found in some parts of your mesh (large cells ).
What about smoothing (refining) your mesh in those areas?
Sorry if itīs just a simple answer, but wish it could help.

caai9 August 26, 2009 08:07

thank you Daniel, you r right about that but i my case this doesn't seems to be the problem.....anyways thank you


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