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Old   February 24, 2014, 14:13
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Hey guys,

I need to capture vortex shedding after the flow is passed over a turbine blade. I have resolved time step to the point that it is 0.001 sec and my mesh is very refined. I do not know what else I have to vary to capture this. Strouhal number should be 0.2 and I chose my timestep so it is way below period of vortex shedding. Theoretically everything should work now but I do not know what is the problem.

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Sounds like an FAQ: http://www.cfd-online.com/Wiki/Ansys..._inaccurate.3F
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Glenn,

These are basic and rudimentary type of things that every CFD researcher is well aware of that. I have done all these steps before and could not capture the vortices.

Any specific and detailed solution is much appreciated.
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Then first of all we need a specific and detailed description of the problem.
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They are basic - but you made no comment about covering the basics. Regardless, I bet the problem will be in that list somewhere.

For instance your comments about time step size suggest you have not done a time step sensitivity study - this is essential. Even better, set it to adaptive time stepping homing in on 3-5 coeff loops per iteration and let it find its own time step size (and don't limit the min and max time step size artificially, if it needs a very small time step then let it use it).

Also please post your CCL and an image of your geometry, including the mesh.
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This is the mesh picture. I am going to upload the CCL in a minute.
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And this is the CCL.

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You have fixed time stepping. As previously stated, you really need to check this, or go to adaptive time stepping.

You have viscous work on. It looks pretty unlikely this is important so turn it off.

You are also setting the advection scheme for each equation individually. I would not do this, at least while you are debugging. I would remove this and leave them at the defaults.
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