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Old   May 21, 2003, 02:56
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jieremy
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everybody:

now i have meet a big trouble about divergence appeared in fluent.

I am calculating a 3Dflow field of a compressor.but divergence occured to me ofen.

I use the velovity-inley and pressor-outlet boundary .and i can make sure that this B.C. is right because I have finished a similar calculation about another design of compressor. But this time,divergence puzzles me . How can i get rid of the divergence problem ? I hope your advice!!!!

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Old   May 21, 2003, 04:33
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Hi!

Thereīs a lot of things that you can try. For example:

-decrease underrelaxation factors (donīt use too small underrelaxation!!!)

- approach your operating conditions in a few steps (if you have inlet velocity 10m/s, try to get converged solution for 2m/s then 4...until you reach 10)

-you can also try to make a new mesh

-be shure to search the forum for other ideas...

best regards

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Old   May 21, 2003, 05:41
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-Are you using Boundary Layers?

-Is it possible you have some negative volumes in your mesh?

-Have you checked your mesh before starting calculation?

Hope this could help,

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Old   May 21, 2003, 08:13
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thanks jkl for your help! But I have not used boundary Layers. actually ,i have finished those steps: checking the mesh,it is ok! selecting segregate solver; selecting k-epsilon model; and solution with second order upwind and small under-relaxation factors; at last defining the corresponding limits.

but those do not work well. what can i do with this problem???

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Old   May 21, 2003, 08:17
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thanks MATEUS! I'll try it!

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Old   May 21, 2003, 09:12
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You could try to start your calculation using First order upwind scheme and pass to the Second order scheme later.

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Old   May 21, 2003, 10:43
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jieremy,

also make sure you use a pressure reconstruction which is consistent with the reconstruction used for the calculation of convective fluxes. I. e., if you use second order upwind, use "second order" for pressure solver.

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Old   May 21, 2003, 21:36
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thakns ap. I have tried it .But it dosen't work. divergence remains . thanks everybody!!! now I think I have found a "good" way to eliminate divergence . Last night I used the couple solber and made the courant number low , I also seleced "quick "scheme . As result , divergence disappears . But now,I find that convergence dosen't occur, so I will set the courant number larger.

thanks mateus,thanks JKL, thans ap , thanks Andrea Panizza .thanks for your help.

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Old   May 23, 2003, 03:17
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thanks Andrea Panizza ,I have done it!
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