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Old   February 8, 2005, 15:44
Default NUMERICAL INSTABILITY FOR FLOW OV. SWIRLING VANES
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Hi!

Has anyone observed the numerical instability over the swirling vanes. What we have is the flow over a set of vanes. We have pressure inlets and one pressure outlet. What we are observing is the mass flow rate through the pressure outlet is oscillating in a sinusoidal fashion.

Has anyone come across this kind of situation and has any comments/suggestions. We have tried with lowering the under relaxation factors. Even to a small number like 0.001, the mass flow rate is still sinusoidal.
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Old   February 8, 2005, 17:36
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Some strongly swirling flows can have their vortex cores precessing - the vortex axis undulates in a snaky and unsteady fashion. Some advanced RANS models can often capture this phenomenon showing a limit cycle-like behavior of the residuals or oscillations in the solutions fields even in steady simulations. So, what you're witnessing may not be "numerical instability" but probably a physical one.
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Old   February 9, 2005, 16:20
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where is your pressure oulet located? is it at appropiate location?
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Old   February 9, 2005, 16:35
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pressure oulet is about an inch downstream from the end of the end of the vane.
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