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Old   January 7, 2015, 09:59
Default Direction vectors in Porous Medium
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hello everyone,
I am doing cfd analysis of simple rectangular duct with oil as fluid.Wavy type turbulators are inside the duct.I am using Porous model for pressure drop analysis(in Fluent 14.5) due to complex geometry of turbulator.

I am confusing about Direction -1 vector/Direction -2 vector/Direction 1,Direction 2 ,Direction 3.

I dont know how to enter resistance in direction Z considering flow direction for my geometry.I am attaching image file with this.

I am waiting for your reply guys.
Thank you so so much in advance.
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Old   January 8, 2015, 03:44
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Since the duct seems to be aligned with the coordinate axes (x, y, z), leave the default values
Direction-1 Vector => X=1, Y=0, Z=0
Direction-2 Vector => X=0, Y=1, Z=0

Regarding the resistance, it depends on the properties of the porous material. If the material is isotropic, enter the same values for all directions.
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