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Old   November 15, 2012, 11:35
Default Unstructured mesh (on Gridgen) doesn't run in FLUENT
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Hi Guys,

I'm not an expert using unstructured meshes on FLUENT. The thing is that I had to make a hybrid mesh (prisms + tets) amid my (3D structured) domain in an attempt to reduce the number of nodes. So what a I did was to extrude the unstructured mesh on the walls and to initialize an unstructured block on the core of the block.

When I run a 1st order SIMPLEC with a k-e closure, everything is fine. But when I try to shift gears to a 2nd order scheme the case automatically diverges. It doesn't even bother to make one time step.

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I would check grid quality and try to improve it as much as you can. For meshes with skewed cells can easily lead to those symptoms. Look for the cells between the prism layer and core mesh. This is usually where the skewed cells show up.
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I've heard SimpleC can have big issues with any skewness since it sets under-relaxation factors to 1 for convergence speed up....did you try using Simple?
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I've heard SimpleC can have big issues with any skewness since it sets under-relaxation factors to 1 for convergence speed up....did you try using Simple?
I don't think this is the case, since a 1st order scheme converged without difficulty, but one can always try and find out if there is time.
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Old   November 16, 2012, 15:48
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What would be a good quality criteria for unstructured meshes? The same as for structured (Jacobian/skewness centroid/aspect ratio)?
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