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Old   May 18, 2011, 06:20
Question Rotational Periodicity or Symmetry?
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I'm trying to implement rotational periodicity to a 2D mesh of a projectile but am having problems. The solver stays in the "preparing run" phase and eventually returns an out of memory error.

I've set up the model such that the mesh is one element thick along the z-axis, and each side I created primitive regions "Left" and "Right" corresponding to the left and right faces of the mesh. In the domain interface I have set rotational periodicity with interface side 1 corresponding to "Left", and interface side 2 corresponding to "Right". The rotation axis is the x-axis.

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Can this same problem be solved with normal symmetry even though the 3D projectile has a circular cross section?

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You mean I should use symmetry? Do I do the 2 symmetry planes for the left and right face only or one along the bottom face at the axis of rotation as well? I tried the latter but I get an error since there is too large a gap at the point where the projectile is thus separating the bottom plane. But again, not sure if I should even be using a plane here considering I'm using a constant value for area to obtain the drag coefficient.
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