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Old   November 25, 2003, 11:48
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amir
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hi i recieved this message when fluent is trying to solve the problem " reversed flow ..... faces" do you know what's the problem?
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Old   November 25, 2003, 17:02
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Hi

I face the same problem. I am solving flow and energy equations for a air in hemi clyinder and fixing temperature profile on one wall. my outlet is outflow bounday condition. I get the warning 'reversed flow at face 2 at outflow'. I am still trying to figure out the reason for this problem.

Amir, is your flow conditions similar to mine? Any help appreciated.

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Old   November 26, 2003, 03:37
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I don't know exactly where the problem come from, but it's sure you have a convergence problem. Check you made enough iterations and check your residuals. Another source of problem can be the your outlet is too near from your cylinder (in the case of Paul). The distance between your outlet and the cylinder should be at least 15 diameters. And try using a pressure outlet boundary condition.

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Old   November 26, 2003, 03:52
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You're probably using pressure-outlet boundaries. On these you have to specify the backflow conditions for total pressure, temperature, turbulence etc, depending on the model. What you're getting is a message from fluent telling you that you don't just have outflow over your boundary but some inflow as well. Because the inflow conditions are calculated from the data you supplied, it might not be as accurate as when interpolated from the flowfield. Remember, it's never good practice to have reversed flow on the outflow boundary of your domain, rather move your boundary downstream...
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Old   November 26, 2003, 07:46
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Hi!

You can also make cells at outlet boundary very long and thin. This trick has a kind of damping function ang helps you get rid of reverse flow problem...

Hope it helps

MATEUS
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Old   November 27, 2003, 07:25
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what boundary condition u r using at the outlet??
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Old   November 27, 2003, 13:10
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The boundary condition at the outlet is outflow. As jeff mentioned, i do face convergence problems whenever i get the reversed flow warnings.
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Old   November 28, 2003, 04:45
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HI!

Try it with pressure outlet. It's usually better for convergence.

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Old   November 30, 2003, 10:21
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Hi My boundary conditions are the same as Paul.(out flow) thank yuo.
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