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Old   July 31, 2007, 11:44
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Jorn
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Hi, I have a cylindrical domain (1 mm diameter, 5mm length) with opening boundaries defined at the two opposing faces. The value for an additional variable is 1 kg/m3 inside the channel and 0 kg/m3 at the opening boundaries. I have defined water 25C as my fluid inside the channel and switched on kinematic diffusivity for the additional variable with value of 0.5e-5 cm2/sec. There is no convection. I do a transient run with total simulation time 30 sec. At t = 30s, I see not even a slight change in concentration at the edges, i.e. no diffusion out of the domain seems to take place. Anyone a suggestion what I do wrong here?

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Old   July 31, 2007, 11:53
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Dear Jorn,

What type of Additional Variable are you using Poisson, Diffusive, or Transport Equation?

By default, CFX does include diffusion at inlets/opening/outlets for the Transport Equation option..

Hope this helps,

Opaque

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Old   July 31, 2007, 11:56
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I'm using the transport equation option... Jorn
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Old   July 31, 2007, 12:06
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Ok I see now what went wrong... in the 30 sec. the effect of diffusion is small and the mesh at the opening boundaries was too coarse to resolve this.

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