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Old   December 27, 2012, 11:51
Default Fluent Reversed Flow for a cascade simulation
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Hey guys,

I need to study flow properties for a particular cascade that I've designed. I tried out first with the simplest conditions using ANSYS FLUENT.

My fluid model in inviscid, incompressible(Euler) and subsonic. It is a compressor cascade configuration. Inlet condition is given to be velocity inlet and exit as outflow. The top and bottom surfaces are periodic (translational). I have attached an image of my geometry .

For this simple configuration, Fluent says there's reverse flow occuring on outlet face.
Would anyone happen to know what could be the possible reason?
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Old   December 28, 2012, 12:20
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You may need to add a free channel to outlet.
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Old   January 24, 2013, 23:15
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You may need to add a free channel to outlet.
Hi, could you pls specify how to add that? Thanks!
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Hi, could you pls specify how to add that? Thanks!
Add it in Gambit. Add a straight channel to it. Reverse flow will be disappeared if the length was enough.
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Add it in Gambit. Add a straight channel to it. Reverse flow will be disappeared if the length was enough.
Thanks for ur reply. It seems different from my problem. Could you pls explain my question?
how to define bc for a oscillating flow output?
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Which forces makes the oscillating flow? inlet or outlet condition causes it?
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Which forces makes the oscillating flow? inlet or outlet condition causes it?
actually it's the diaphragm between inlet and outlet causes the oscillating flow. Thanks.
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so both inlet and outlet do the same, at some time inlet and at the other time does as outlet. correct? Is your case unsteady?
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so both inlet and outlet do the same, at some time inlet and at the other time does as outlet. correct? Is your case unsteady?
Exactly,they r unsteady. In the first pi phase, there is inflow from the inlet and outflow at the outlet, and in the last pi phase, reversed flow comes from both of them.
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Old   January 26, 2013, 03:29
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You should use pressure inlet for both outlet and inlet. For more configuration you should use a DEFINE_PROFILE udf.
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