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Old   November 7, 2002, 07:56
Default Axial and z-velocity
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Can anyone tell me the difference between Axial velocity and z-velocity??? I modelling flow over a cylinder and the contours of these are very different! Thanks
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Old   November 19, 2002, 03:11
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Axial velocity usually have something to do with rotational movement, and z-velocity with translational movement. Check out Fluent User's Guide Vol1 for more info
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Old   November 20, 2002, 00:42
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Axial velocity is directed from the center of the geometry and going any directions towards the peripheri but in case of z-velocity it directs only one direction normal to the plane.

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