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Old   July 10, 2006, 07:08
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lcm
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hello, using a k-e model for a basin with roughly 100x40x3m, and a very low inlet velocity (<1m/s), the solver gives me a reynolds number of 10^5!! the y plus also goes up to 1000 or greater for 50% of the cells. Is there an explanation for this? Is this ok? or should i refine the mesh even more? i have already about 85000 elements. Any comments? Thanks!
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Old   July 10, 2006, 07:51
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V. Kumar
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you may calculate Re with hand calculation as well. The absolute velocity is not an indicator of yplus. Yplus depends on your Reynolnds number. For your case, a grid cell with 0.1% of the domain size, perpendicular to flow direction, should resolve your boundary layer up to yplus of 1-10. 50% cells above yplus 1000 seems to be ok but it depends on your grid and Re. it is difficult to comment on this number.

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Old   July 10, 2006, 18:00
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Glenn Horrocks
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Hi Icm,

Do a mesh size sensitivity study and find out. For some flows that y+ is OK and for some it is not.

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Old   July 11, 2006, 05:39
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Adam
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If you're using the k-e model, then there's no point in having a yplus < 11 as the model uses wall functions to model the sublayer. Just make sure you have 10 elements in the boundary layer for good resolution.

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