Why double precision for Y+<1?
Hi ,
I am aerodynamic designer and I used CFD for some of my analysis. The Best practise guide http://www.cfdonline.com/Wiki/Best_...omachinery_CFD suggests I use double precision for Y+<1. I would like to know why we need to do this. I know the aspect ratios when Y+<1 condition is met, can be very high. But I don't understand why we need to use doubleprecision. What are the underlying mathematics that needs doubleprecision. Regards Omer 
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all boils down to round off error for very small terms. Quote:

Hi ,
Thanks mjgraf. I would appreciate a few more details to understand this in more dept. I do understand it is to reduce the roundoff errors. Singleprecision gets us about 5 to 6 digits after the decimal, whereas doubleprecision gets us about 15 to 16 digits . But why does this become more pertinent when y+<1? Does this have to do with the very small cell volumes near the wall? And how does this affect our solution? Thanks in advance. Regards Omer 
Please can any body help me in postcfx
I want to know how can I take values to draw the relationships yplus, k plus, epsilon plus. can I find the values of friction factors directly from CFX or by analytical equations? Thanks. 
Omer: This is all basic numerics. Whether double precision is required is problem dependant, but in general when you are resolving fine gradients in a large field you can run into round off error problems so double precision can help. Just try it with and without and find out the difference for yourself. Even better, write a little test program (doing the heat equation of somethign simple) and see for yourself the effects of numerical precision.
Mohammed: Please start a new thread for a new question. 
Thanks Glenn.
I will take up your suggestion and comeback with something. :) Regards Omer 
hi,
i am working on fluent to obtain pressure coefficient on hip roof low rise building, i want to know how to obtain value of y plus above 30 
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