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Old   April 12, 2014, 10:08
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I have designed and meshed a VAWT in Gambit,with different mesh zones as shown in the attached figure.The ring has to rotate as moving mesh at 3 r/s.
What are the settings required for it?Dynamic mesh-negative volume error appears when calculating. What is the udf required?
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You can do it with the help of sliding mesh and frozen rotor model.
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I need to make the ring rotate(moving mesh). Interfaces are defined.What is the setting/udf ?
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you should go for sliding mesh. You will see the ring is moving. Results with dynamic mesh and sliding mesh will be same.
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I tried mrf model.It produces divergence with many settings..The inner ring has to rotate.Could you list the settings.The ring is defined as a separate zone
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I tried mrf model.It produces divergence with many settings..The inner ring has to rotate.Could you list the settings.The ring is defined as a separate zone
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for simulating sliding mesh (which is a sub branch of dynamic mesh, but the difference is that the cells move rigidly without any geometrical change), you should provide two interfaces locating on each other, one belong to rotating zone and the other to stationary one.Then the following procedure lead you to correct answer:
1-change the solver to unsteady
2-change the ring zone from stationary to sliding mesh
3-couple the two interfaces from define>grid interface
3-choose a time step so that the ring rotates 1 degree
4-then about 30 iteration per time step is enough in your case i think
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The outer circle is 1 interface.The inner circle is 1 interface.The ring between the 2 contains a separate mesh which has rotate at 3 r/s.The remaining mesh is separate and stationary.There are only 2 concentric interfaces and 2 cell zones.Where is sliding mesh option under dynamic mesh(fluent 12)picture is attached
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Hi,
How did you define outer circle's diameter? And the outer domain? Is there any reference for them?
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