||October 18, 2010 22:35
theta volocity in cylindrical coordinate
I am modeling a fluid impact on a cylinder. Therefore I set it in the cylindrical coordinate. The veloctiy at impact will be resolved into two components, radial and azimuthal velocity. Let's say velocity is 1 m/s, the fluid impacts on the cylinder, not through the circle center. Assume the angle is 30 degrees, the diameter of the cylinder is 1mm. Then the radial velocity is 0.86m/s, the azimuthal velocity is sin30/0.0005=10000 rad/s. But I found the fluid flew away from the computational domain within a quite short time. But physically it should impact on the cylinder. Is the velocity in y direction (theta) in a unit of radian/s?