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Old   February 11, 2008, 16:44
Default Pressure Drop and Massflow rate issue
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I'm a student who is using Star-CD for a university project on secondary flow in curved pipes. Currently I'm experiencing problems with a straight pipe with cyclic boundaries.

I am using the SIMPLE method with a residual tolerance of 1E-4. My mesh is 40*20 on the boundary faces and the simulation is run in mm.

I set the massflow rate for the straight pipe, and obtain a pressure drop from the boundary monitoring information in the .erd file.

I then input this pressure drop back into the straight pipe, but obtain a massflow rate out that is an order of magnitude higher than the original, despite all other flow conditions remaining the same.

Can anyone suggest what might be going wrong with my model? Thank you
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Old   February 12, 2008, 04:36
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Hello,

take the mass average total pressure drop by post processing at outlet instead of monitoring info file

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Old   February 12, 2008, 10:23
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I'm sorry, this may be obvious and I've missed it but how would i be able to do that? I've had a look at the post processing on the GUI interface.

Thanks again.
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Old   February 12, 2008, 17:31
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! !-Calculate pressure at Inlet region: ! OPER,CLEAR,1,6 OPER,GETC,P,1 OPER,GETC,VOLU,2 OPER,MULT,1,2,3 BSET,NEWS,INLET VSET,NEWS,BSET CSET,NEWS,VSET,ANY CSET,SUBS,FLUID *GET,VOL1,RTOT,2 *GET,PRS1,RTOT,3 *SET,PIN,PRS1 / VOL1 ! !-Calculate pressure at Outlet region: ! BSET,NEWS,OUTLET VSET,NEWS,BSET CSET,NEWS,VSET,ANY CSET,SUBS,FLUID *GET,VOL2,RTOT,2 *GET,PRS2,RTOT,3 *SET,POUT,PRS2 / VOL2 ! !-Calculate the difference and list the result: ! *IF,PIN,GT,POUT,THEN *SET,PDIF,PIN - POUT *ELSE *SET,PDIF,POUT - PIN *ENDIF *LIST,PDIF

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Old   February 13, 2008, 10:12
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The other option is to turn on average pressure calculation and flow rate calculation in "Engineering Behavior" for any boundary you need
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