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Old   November 7, 2013, 21:35
Default Meshing around sharp trailing edge in CFX
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Hi Guys

Could anyone tell me how to make the inflation around the sharp trailing edge of an airfoil without letting them skewed? (as shown in the figure below).

As my intention is to capture turbulent flow inside the near wall regions of an S814 airfoil, I have set the first cell height to 0.000014 m (y+ = 1) and the turbulent boundary layer thickness to 0.0116 m (using flat plate theory) by using the First layer thickness method. (maximum layers: 28, first layer height: 0.000014, growth rate: 1.2)

However, with this defined inflation control cells around the trailing edge (sharp tip) become highly skewed. And I believe that this is the reason that the computational results (lift/drag coefficients) are diverging from the experimental validation.

Thanks for any suggestions or advice
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Old   November 8, 2013, 06:48
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what is your collision avoidance setting? is it "stair stepping" or "layer compression? maybe you could handle it with this. and also "fillet ratio". Check ANSYS documentation for details.
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