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 hwangpo October 29, 2012 01:53

Questions about modeling of a reservoir

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Hi everyone,
I modeled a reservoir a few days ago, and I was locked at several questions.
Information of this 3-D model:
the reservoir shape is like box (length*width*height-360*243*87)
9 outlets in a line on the intake wall

questions:
1. Boundary conditions: the water surface uses free slip wall; channel banks and bottom use no slip wall; outlets use mass flow rate(100 kg/s); I dont know which B.C. is better for 'inlet', mass rate flow, static presure or opening? If I want to use static pressure, how can I specify the value of the pressure? the value can be given as 87m ? or 0 ?
2. CFD-post: how can I get the acceleration pattern? Use CEL?

THANK YOU very much for helping me.
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 sakurabogoda October 29, 2012 04:02

Hi, I think static pressure is the most suitable BC for inlet. Bz at the inlet the velocity/mass flow rate is nearly zero. Isn't it? (I don't have a full idea) For value of static pressure, you should think about reference pressure too.

Do you have any idea of the outlet BC? Static pressure or mass flow rate?

 ghorrocks October 29, 2012 05:03

Sakura - it is too early to jump to conclusions about boundary conditions. He has not described what he is trying to model yet.

So what are you trying to model? What do you know about the inlets? Are they always underwater? Does the free surface move much?

 hwangpo October 30, 2012 06:45

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 Originally Posted by sakurabogoda (Post 389027) Hi, I think static pressure is the most suitable BC for inlet. Bz at the inlet the velocity/mass flow rate is nearly zero. Isn't it? (I don't have a full idea) For value of static pressure, you should think about reference pressure too. Do you have any idea of the outlet BC? Static pressure or mass flow rate?
the outlet BC use mass flow rate
my reference pressure is set as 1 atm, what value of static pressure will be right at inlet BC? the water depth is about 87m.
thank u so much.

 ghorrocks October 30, 2012 06:49

What are you trying to model? What results are you trying to get? What do you know about the flow conditions - you have already mentioned the outlet flow rate, but what about the upstream flow?

 hwangpo October 30, 2012 06:53

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 Originally Posted by ghorrocks (Post 389040) Sakura - it is too early to jump to conclusions about boundary conditions. He has not described what he is trying to model yet. So what are you trying to model? What do you know about the inlets? Are they always underwater? Does the free surface move much?
sorry for that.
i am going to model the flow pattern upstream the intakes.
i want to use rigid lid to simulate the water surface. outlet BC uses the mass flow rate, then I wonder if I can use the static pressure at the inlet.
I think the pressure at the inlet is a function of depth. Am I right?
So I really do not know how to set the inlet BC.