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Old   September 14, 2013, 12:55
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I set up a simple case with inlet/outlet and porous jump face in between. It is a simple 5x10x100ft rectangular duct and medium is air. According to Fluent manual, dP across porous jump is:

dp=( mu*v/K+0.5*c*ro*v^2 ) * l

my inputs are:

mu=0.000012 lb/ft.s
ro=0.0765 lb/ft3
vel=5 ft/s
K=1 ft2
C=100 1/ft
l=0.03 ft

using the formula above gives me 2.86 lb/ft2 of dp. Now if I run this Fluent with realizable k-e model I get only 0.079 lb/ft2. I can not figure out why the difference is. Obviously I am doing something wrong.

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Old   September 15, 2013, 10:56
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can anyone help me with this matter?

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Old   September 16, 2013, 05:34
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Your premise is wrong. The formula in FLUENT is for local dp at the element level. During the iterations, this drop is taken into account at every element of the porous surface and thus, the "v" will be different at different places. It also depends on what angle the flow is on the porous surface. So to generalise this formula to use the average velocity would be unreasonable.

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Old   September 16, 2013, 08:17
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oj.bulmer, thank you for your response. You are absolutely right, the velocity will be different at different locations, however, for the test case I generated, it is not going to be so much different than the average velocity. In any case, the difference does not justify or explain the huge difference in dP.

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How have you specified the BCs for the walls? Try specifying all 4 walls as free slip boundaries or symmetries. The walls will have effect on velocity distribution and the free slip boundaries will ensure your velocities remain same everywhere.

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Looks like a unit problem. One of the dangers of working in British/Imperial is that it's far too easy to mix up pounds force and pounds mass. Your math is off by a factor of g, 32.2 ft/s^2. Following that equation with accurate units will give you 0.089 lbf/ft^2.
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of course! I cant believe how I missed that.

Thanks a million for your response Kokemoor. Now everything is in line.



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