Coordinate System
hi I needed your immediate help.I am having my geometry in Gambit in XY plane.I want to know when i am having my Geometry in fourth coordinate whether i should put gravitational acceleration (g) 9.81 or 9.81. Your immediate help is required. With my warm personel Regards pravesh

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If I understand your question correctly, you should have 'g' working opposite to the postive y direction, therefore it will be 9.81 m/s^2

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hi But I having my geometry in fourth coordinate i.e +X,Y As I have already taken Y dirn so i am not sure whether to put one more ve for the downward dirn of gravitational acceleration(g).
Thanks for replying. 
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Just check in Fluent in which direction 'the apple should fall'; in the positive y direction or the negative one. If it is the negative y direction, gravity is 9.81 otherwise +9.81.

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Dear Erwin As i am having my geometry in fourth coordinate (ie +X and Y.).As the apple will fall downward ie Y dirn and i have already taken the Y dirn in coordinate system so i am not sure whether i should put g as 9.81 or 9.81. Your help is needed. Thanks

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Your gravity is in Y direction, so fill in 9.81. It doesn't matter in which quadrant you make your grid, +Y still goes up, Y still goes down.
To see for yourself: read the grid into Fluent. Display the grid. Under Display/Options menu, turn on the 'Display Axis' option. Look at your grid. Decide in which direction gravity acts. 
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Dear Erwin I can't find 'Display Axis' panel as told by you.I am using fluent6.Plz elaborate. Under Display/Options menu, turn on the 'Display Axis' option.
Thanks 
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