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Old   June 20, 2013, 09:06
Default Periodic Inlet/Outlet with static pressure Value
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Hi guys,
I am trying to model a flow into an infinite duct. I have no problem setting up the periodic inlet/outlet or the pressure gradient either, but cfx doesn't allow to set a static pressure at inlet too. I do need its value for what i am trying to model, not only the gradient itself.
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Old   June 20, 2013, 18:38
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This does not make sense. The periodic pair approach gives you the pressure drop per length of duct. So obviously you cannot define a pressure as well. If you want to define the pressure then you are looking at just one location in the duct and you do not have a periodic simulation.
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Old   June 29, 2013, 02:59
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Glen thanks again. Is it correct to say that anyway we would have more
Bc than needed? Because we would say v(X) = v(X+h) while trying to fix static pressure value every where both at inlet and outlet?
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Old   June 29, 2013, 07:15
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Yes, this would over-specify the problem. I presume the simulation is incompressible (I do not think the periodic assumption applies if it is compressible), and in that case you just define a pressure reference point. Pressures are calculated relative to that point.
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Old   June 29, 2013, 07:28
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Thanks Glen.
To set the press ref point, should i just set the reference pressure as usual?
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On a quick read of the documentation I am not sure how CFX handles this. This is how most incompresisbel solvers handle it, but I am not sure what CFX does.
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Glen if it works and i have a multiphase sim how can i set 2 reference points for 2 domains?
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If what works? And what does a multiphase simulation and 2 domains have to do with 2 reference points?
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Old   June 29, 2013, 14:10
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Basically, the model is always the same i spoke about some threads ago.

At 1 and 2 we have periodic conditions, and i want P > P0 to be set at a medium value with a small but yet present Delta P along x. This is why i do need the pressure medium value in Fluid domain to stay at P and not only define the Delta P. I know this would not be periodical in truth, but i guess this is the most appropriate condition since the delta P is very small and i expect the velocity field to be the same at 1 and 2. Thanks in advance.
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Old   June 29, 2013, 19:08
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CFX uses certain pressure conditions for fluid porous interfaces, so if you were to specify different pressures on 1 and 2 the simulation will likely not converge because these will conflict with what the interface conditions are trying to do. Just set the delta p and the solver will figure out the correct pressure jump (if any) across the interface. Look up the expert parameter "porous cs descretisation option" for the 3 different options.
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Old   June 30, 2013, 12:53
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The pressure jump is due to physics.. Is there a way to define periodic bc while keeping a medium pressure value of phase 1? Because it's due to that, that a flow to porous side applies. The SIM is transient
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Maybe it would help if you explained a little bit more what you are trying to model. If the flow is purely along the direction of the duct, i.e. no flow through the fluid-porous interface, then the pressures on either side of the interface should be the same... to try to apply different pressure on the periodic boundaries would be working against the physics. Such a simulation won't converge. It seems like you are overcomplicating a simple simulation by trying to force the pressures to be different. Can you explain why you think the pressures should be different? To me this just looks like a transient version of the Beavers and Joseph problem where the flow is driven by a constant pressure gradient in both the fluid and porous regions.

It's possible I'm misunderstanding what you are trying to do, however, hence the request for clarification.
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Old   June 30, 2013, 13:20
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Resin infusion, vacuum assisted. We have a flow along x due delta P and a flow from fluid to porous domain due to vacuum which means we have smaller pressure inside the porous medium while the resin's outside at higher press
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Ok, I do see now why you need a different pressure in the porous zone because of the vacuum that is supposed to draw the resin in. In this case, I would suggest that a periodic boundary condition is not a good choice. If it is still drawing fluid into the porous region it's not periodic anyways. I would probably prefer static pressure conditions on the outlets (which can be different) and mass flow conditions at the inlets if possible.
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Thanks Chris.
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