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under-relaxation factors -> level of residuals

Posted August 27, 2012 at 09:27 by kira

more helpful info on under-relaxation factors:

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No magic here, that's what's supposed to happen. Unless your solution is diverging, do not bother with the under-relaxation factors. If it is diverging, do as you did, lower the factors until you can a stable solution, and then raise them again if possible. If not, then it is a hint that there is an inherent stability issues in the problem you are trying to solve or perhaps one of your modeling parameters is incorrect.

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what is under relaxation factor?

Posted August 27, 2012 at 09:23 by kira

something to keep in mind:
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Each of the variables(mass,mom,density) represents an equation the solver is trying to solve. Each iteration the values obtained for the variables should get closer and closer together - converge. FOR SIMPLE PROBLEMS ESPECIALLY COLD FLOWS WITHOUT COMBUSTION YOU SHOULD SIMPLY KEEP THE RELAXATION FACTORS AT DEFAULT.

Sometimes for many many reasons the solution can become unstable so a relaxation factor is used - takes part of value from previous iteration
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Useful Threads

Posted August 10, 2012 at 13:50 by lakeat (Daniel Wei's CFD Blog: (http://lakeat.co.nf/))

http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ope...residuals.html
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2D unstructured mesher in F90

Posted August 9, 2012 at 08:23 by truffaldino

This is 2D unstructured mesher.

tri_mesh.f90 is a mesher and the rest are input files

Example 1: Cavity flow driven by upper cavity wall

file: cavity_bc.txt

Example 2: flow past NACA 0012 airfoil

files: NACA0012_bc.txt - airfoil
wt_bc.txt - wind tunnel
wake_bc.txt -wake

Description of the program is placed in the header of tri_mesh.f90
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Methods for creating cellZones and faceZones

Posted July 26, 2012 at 11:03 by kalyangoparaju

Friends,

I've been playing around a lot with the creation of cellZones and faceZones and here is what I have to report !

Till now I have found 3 ways to do it. ( I am sure there are more)

1. To use setSet utility and cellZonesSet and faceZoneSet commands.
This works amazingly well and creates the zones. A small problem can arrise if you are trying to set zones for an internal flow case and at the center of your geometry you have level 0 cells....
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