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Old   August 27, 2013, 13:05
Default Error in solution using "Grid Interface"
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Hi everyone!

I have the next problem

I'm simulating a duct, wich has an element at his upper side, who receives an amount of heat. Due to the shape of the internal elements of the duct, I had to mesh it in other file, and I've joined it using "Grid interface". I attach an image to explain the cross-section (scheme.png). I'm meshing twisted tapes inside ducts in order to see the heat transfer, how it is enhanced... for this reason, it is possible to see 5 zones inside the scheme:
  • Upper element
  • Duct
  • Tape, which separates the fluid into two zones
  • Two fluid zones

I can run the case, but it could happen two things:
  • I have cells, near to the grid interface, who have more temperature than the rest of the fluid and the duct (error1.png)
  • One of the fluid zones rests cold, and the other one get warmed. the upper element becomes crazy (error2.png).

I don't know where the problem is. I create the interface ant it happens. I think it has to be the union between the faces, but I've tried to increase the number of cross-section along the tube, but with no good news.

At first place, I run Fluent to create the grid interface, and I close it. After, I run it again to simulate. This is the load of the 2nd time:
Code:
> rc d7p21t0.35_tube.weld.cas.gz

Multicore processors detected. Processor affinity set!

Reading "| gunzip -c \"d7p21t0.35_tube.weld.cas.gz\""...
  ..........................................................................................

 3008880 hexahedral cells, zone  2, binary.
  449280 hexahedral cells, zone  3, binary.
  972000 hexahedral cells, zone 28, binary.
 1836000 hexahedral cells, zone 29, binary.
 1208160 quadrilateral interior faces, zone  1, binary.
  498694 quadrilateral interior faces, zone  8, binary.
   74464 quadrilateral interior faces, zone 12, binary.
 8382600 quadrilateral interior faces, zone 14, binary.
  161100 quadrilateral interior faces, zone 20, binary.
  304300 quadrilateral interior faces, zone 26, binary.
 2592000 quadrilateral interior faces, zone 27, binary.
 5075640 quadrilateral interior faces, zone 30, binary.
  112320 quadrilateral wall faces, zone  7, binary.
     416 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 10, binary.
     416 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 11, binary.
  112320 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 15, binary.
  143640 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 16, binary.
     900 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 18, binary.
     900 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 19, binary.
   18360 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 21, binary.
   18360 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 22, binary.
  216000 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 23, binary.
    1700 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 24, binary.
    1700 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 25, binary.
   18360 quadrilateral wall faces, zone 31, binary.
    2786 quadrilateral pressure-outlet faces, zone  4, binary.
    2786 quadrilateral velocity-inlet faces, zone  5, binary.
  172800 quadrilateral interface faces, zone  6, binary.
   17280 quadrilateral interface faces, zone  9, binary.
  162000 quadrilateral interface faces, zone 17, binary.
  112320 shadow face pairs, binary. 
   18360 shadow face pairs, binary. 
 6765743 nodes, binary.
 6765743 node flags, binary.

Parallel variables...
Building...
     grid,
	auto partitioning mesh by Principal Axes,
	distributing mesh
		pairs................,
		parts................,
		faces................,
		nodes................,
		shadow nodes................,
		cells................,
     materials,
     interface,
     domains,
	mixture
     zones,
	default-interior:001
	default-interior
	secctape
	extrtapein
	extrtapeout
	tape_in
	seccfluid
	lamina
	fluid_in
	entrada
	salida
	lamina-shadow
	default-interior:030
	default-interior.1
	seccweld
	extrweldin
	extrweldout
	weld_lateral
	weld_abs
	weld_out
	secctube
	extrtubein
	extrtubeout
	tube_in
	tube_out
	weld_out-shadow
	wall-35
	wall-34
	wall-36
	wall-33
	Skipping zone wall-33-shadow (not referenced by grid).
	wall-32
	Skipping zone wall-32-shadow (not referenced by grid).
	twisted
	fluido
	welding
	tubo
     grid interfaces,
        creating wall-33-shadow
        creating wall-32-shadow
     parallel,
     shell conduction zones,
Done.

Can you help me?
Attached Images
File Type: png scheme.png (40.3 KB, 9 views)
File Type: png error1.png (11.7 KB, 8 views)
File Type: png error2.png (14.9 KB, 6 views)

Last edited by agustinvo; August 28, 2013 at 03:16. Reason: Add some stuff
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Old   June 28, 2014, 13:45
Default I have the same problem and don't understand it !!!
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Hi augustin ,

did you find a solution to your problem , I have the same problem and don't understand it !!!
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Hi!

Sorry, but I couldn't solve this problem. I think the best idea is to mesh all together. If you can mesh it allntogether by using another tool you would avoid this problem, otherwise I don't know how to do it.

Good luck!
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Ok thanks for the answer, for information i have several part in my mesh and i achieved one assembly without problem.
after that i separate my assembly to change only one part, the problem occured during this step , i thougth it was a problem of cell separation !
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