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Old   May 8, 2016, 03:59
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Hi,

I am simulating a trbine and I have problem in running after stall...

In fact, Residuals have fluctuation after stall because solution is steady and steady solution fails after stall because there are massive separations.

But i want to have better convergence after stall for having better results. I think that this convergence is related to initial guess but i am new in CFX and i don't know that how to set up that. I am grateful that guide me about these cases.

Now, Have you any idea and suggestions?

Thanks.

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This FAQ covers this topic: http://www.cfd-online.com/Wiki/Ansys...gence_criteria

But stall is usually characterised by large scale transient turbulent structures which cannot be modelled steady state (hence your steady state model is not converging). You might be forced to use a LES class model to handle this, and that means running transient. LES class model means LES, SAS, DES or one of that class of turbulent model.
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This FAQ covers this topic: http://www.cfd-online.com/Wiki/Ansys...gence_criteria

But stall is usually characterised by large scale transient turbulent structures which cannot be modelled steady state (hence your steady state model is not converging). You might be forced to use a LES class model to handle this, and that means running transient. LES class model means LES, SAS, DES or one of that class of turbulent model.
Hi, thanks.

I reduce time scale and convergence is better......Is this logical?

I can't find the following point:

"Read the CFX documentation. Specifically section 15 ("Advice on Flow Modeling"), section 15.10.6 ("Problems with Convergence"), and and any best practises guide applicable to your simulation"

Can you give me link of these documentations please? i can't find them.

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The FAQs are a few years old. Those sections in the documentation are probably a different section number now. But hopefully they should not be too far away so you should find them quickly enough.

If reducing time scale improves convergence this suggests you have significant numerical instability in your simulation, and the normal cause of that is mesh quality. So if you improve your mesh quality it is likely your convergence will significantly improve.
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The FAQs are a few years old. Those sections in the documentation are probably a different section number now. But hopefully they should not be too far away so you should find them quickly enough.

If reducing time scale improves convergence this suggests you have significant numerical instability in your simulation, and the normal cause of that is mesh quality. So if you improve your mesh quality it is likely your convergence will significantly improve.
Mesh quality is good and also It doesn't improve more because geometry is complex....I think this is because of steady solution.....No?
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How do you know the mesh quality is good? Different models have different requirements on mesh quality, and the comments by the CFX solver are just a guide.

As I stated in post #2, this probably is a LES class model and those models are inherently transient. So that means you will not be able to get good results running them steady state.
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How do you know the mesh quality is good? Different models have different requirements on mesh quality, and the comments by the CFX solver are just a guide.
Skewness is lower than 0.61. Mesh quality is good. right?
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Skewness is lower than 0.61. Mesh quality is good. right?
skewness is not the only factor for a good mesh.
maybe you can post pictures of your mesh so that we can have a look.
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skewness is not the only factor for a good mesh.
maybe you can post pictures of your mesh so that we can have a look.

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Why are removed pictures????!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mesh........

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Mesh.........

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I used boundary layer option in Gambit. ...

I don't have set condition...that is default...Is this OK?

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I am grateful that guide about these cases.

Thanks.

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A little distance away from the airfoil your elements have far too big aspect ratio. At the foil surface you have a small aspect ratio (which is correct, you want to model the boundary layer), but further away your aspect ratio looks to be about 10 and that is far too large.
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Convergence became better in high angle of attack. I already had divergence in high angles of attack... thanks.



But the following convergence is not good. Why? Is there any problem?



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looks good. What is your convergence criteria? You are well on the way to RMS < 10^-5
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looks good. What is your convergence criteria? You are well on the way to RMS < 10^-5
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My convergence criteria is 10^-5.





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