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Old   November 3, 2012, 11:33
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Hi,
The image was originally not from me, I just marked the red box to show a better rotating region. I have no idea how coars the mesh is and it can come from the mesh. Usually there is also a boundary condition interface that can cause some diffusion in the interface between rotating and non rotating region.

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Sorry I just realized that the image was not from you. Thanks for your reply. What do you mean by "usually" there is a boundary condition. Should I specify a particular condition at this interface so the flow of the rotating region blends smoothly with the free fluid?
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Old   November 5, 2012, 03:04
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Ups, sorry "usually" was not the right word. The Rotating Reference Frame RRF approach is based on a region you define in which you basically spin the fluid around the rotor instead of spinning the rotor. For that of course this region is calculated seperately compared to the rest of the fluid volume but needs a boundary condition (BC) between the outer region and the inner region of the RRF. Hence there is a (in FloEFD) hidden BC which the user does not have to apply manually, it is done automatically when applying the RRF BC. Such a BC can cause diffusion of the flow values. How strong they are and can be seen in the plots can of course depend on how fine the mesh is. Since I have no idea of how the mesh of this model looks like I cannot tell if this is the reason.
You can test it yourselfe by using one of the tutorials that applies the RRF approach.

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Old   November 5, 2012, 09:53
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Thank you very much for your time Boris. I'll go check those tutorials.

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Ups, sorry "usually" was not the right word. The Rotating Reference Frame RRF approach is based on a region you define in which you basically spin the fluid around the rotor instead of spinning the rotor. For that of course this region is calculated seperately compared to the rest of the fluid volume but needs a boundary condition (BC) between the outer region and the inner region of the RRF. Hence there is a (in FloEFD) hidden BC which the user does not have to apply manually, it is done automatically when applying the RRF BC. Such a BC can cause diffusion of the flow values. How strong they are and can be seen in the plots can of course depend on how fine the mesh is. Since I have no idea of how the mesh of this model looks like I cannot tell if this is the reason.
You can test it yourselfe by using one of the tutorials that applies the RRF approach.

Boris
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