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Old   February 17, 2005, 23:59
Default Why Mass flow Ave doesn't work?
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Pete
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Hi all,

I've created a 2D inclined plane & wish to do a mass flow averaged pressure at this plane. However, I always get a "nan" etc while using mass flow average at the plane that I created. No problem using this at inlet/outlet plane. Anyone know how to solve this?
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Old   February 18, 2005, 22:01
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What do you get if you calculate the mass flow on the plane?
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Old   February 20, 2005, 20:41
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Hi Robin,

Great to hear from you again. I'm calculating mass flow averaged pressure differential between two planes, not the mass flow. Can CFX do that?

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Old   March 16, 2005, 10:43
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Yes, but there are two ways to calculate the mass flow average. The function massFlowAve() will divide by the net mass flow rate, whereas massFlowAveAbs() will divide by the absolute mass flow. Basically:
massFlowAve(p)@Plane 1 = massFlowInt(p)@Plane 1/massFlow()@Plane 1Hence my original question, what is the mass flow you calculate.

To make a short story longer, try the following expressions:
Pdiff 1 = massFlowAve(p)@Plane 1 - massFlowAve(p)@Plane 2
Pdiff 2 = massFlowAveAbs(p)@Plane 1 - massFlowAveAbs(p)@Plane 2
You might also consider whether you should be mass flow or area averaging. The area averaged pressure differencial would be:Pdiff 3 = areaAve(p)@Plane 1 - areaAve(p)@Plane 2
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Robin
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