timestep <dtmin.
Dear experts
I am trying to simulate a flow of labyrinth weir. I have put the finishtime 20 second. I utlusé the model of turbulence ke, I put The Turbulent mixing length as 7% of the flow depth ho over the spillway. i put minimum time step as the 10th6 goal stop the simulation at the 5 second and this post APPEAR: timestep <dtmin. I have not found an explanation? 
The simulation is stopping because the time step size (which changes every computational cycle) is dropping below the minimum allowable time step size that you set.
Try looking at the short print data in the solver summary file (hd3out) to see if you can determine why the time step is becoming so small. For most simulations an unexpected small time step is caused by fluid splashing, cells with large aspect ratios, or a setup error (a typo in an input, mismatching boundary and initial conditions, etc.) 
thanks
do you think if i put the minimum time step 1e40 may lead to a result 
how can I get the solver summary file (hd3out) ?

Doing this will likely let the simulation run to completion. However, you will need to be cautious when obtaining a solution in this manner since an unexpected small time step usually indicates a mistake in the setup.

thank you greatly
how can I get the solver summary file (hd3out) ? 
It should be accessible from the Diagnostics drop down menu

thank you greatly :)

DEAR dmilano
When i run the same simulation with the model of laminar ; the simulation converge and it give good results ; but when i use the turbulence model Ke with a Turbulent mixing length as 7% of the flow depth ho over the spillway the model does not converge and the simulation stop before the finish time and this post APPEAR: timestep <dtmin. I think the problem is related to the model of turbulence. 
It could definitely be the turbulence model. You can try reducing the turbulent mixing length, using the dynamically computed mixing length, or using the RNG ke model.

thank you greatly

dear dmilano
when i have use minimum step Time as 1e40 . the simulation stop at 8 second an this message appear ''end of calculation at t= 8.001E+00 cycle = 7189 excessive pressure iteration failures'' 
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