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June 27, 2011, 11:47 
GMO _problem from rotational angle

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I have a GMO rocking around fixed(Y) axis. It is observed that when the rotational angle is all positive or all negative then the oscillating x force is in reasonable range. but when this rotational angle oscillates from M to +M value the resulting xforce is nearly zero . why? Please suggest something to fix this issue. thanks
Here the GMO is moving under prescribed sinusoidal velocity. 

June 27, 2011, 20:05 

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I am not sure I grasp the geometry of the motion. Do you have an prepin please? 

June 29, 2011, 06:04 

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Thanks M,
Here is the prepin file attached. the phase of 270degree is to rock the GMO evenly on both sides of the initial position. observe the xforce for 0 phase and for 270phase. thanks. waiting for your reply. J 

June 29, 2011, 23:12 

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Thanks for the file. The first thing I'd suggest is not using the GMRES implicit viscous solver. It does not produce reliable solution and needs further work. In fact, I don't think you need an implicit viscous solver at all. An explicit solver is always better if it does not limit the time step too much. In your case the fluid is water, so I am sure the time step stability is controlled by convection rather than viscous dissipation.
Let me know if it behaves differently with the explicit sovler. 

July 1, 2011, 05:18 

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Thanks Michael,
Under Numerics> the allowed option for pressure solver is only Implicit but for viscous stress I did switched it to the suggested Explicit. But unfortunately the problem is still there. Could you suggest another remedy Please? even if you try xtranslation (of any GMO) and put the initial phase as 270degree. the unrealistic xforce can be observed. 

July 1, 2011, 17:52 

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i'll check it out this weekend


July 12, 2011, 09:27 

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Hi Michael, Just a gentle reminder that I am still waiting to hear from you.
Thanks. 

July 12, 2011, 14:04 

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Yes, sorry, will check it out as soon as I can.
Mike 

July 12, 2011, 19:59 

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Jiko, I ran it as you sent me and get a pretty substantial force in the xdirection. So far it is just short of 5 seconds. See the plot


July 18, 2011, 05:11 

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Thanks for your time Michael, I wonder why on my PC it turns out to be much different. I would be grateful if you could send me the prepin used for these results from your end.
thanks 

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Jiko, it is the same file you sent me. I ran it with version 10.0 of FLOW3D. Version 9.4 should give the same results.


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thanks Mickael, so its mean that version 10 solves my problem.


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I hope so...


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