Low Mach number freeair condition
Hi guys,
I am running an airfoil at Low Mach numbers (M<0.05) in a "freeair" condition and having problems with steady state convergence. The Boundary conditions are Pressure Far Field (and hence the Mach specification).I think maybe the solver has problems solving the compressible flow equations at such low Mach numbers but because I am using pressure farfield, I must use Ideal gas i.e. compressible formulation. Funny thing is, unsteady solver (2nd order implicit) seems to converge nicely. Any advice? 
Re: Low Mach number freeair condition
try the segregated solver

Re: Low Mach number freeair condition
Always been using Segregated.

Re: Low Mach number freeair condition
Hi,
I think that as long as inside Fluent there is no low Mach preconditionning, and the solver is a usual Riemann solver, Fluent is unable to compute correctly low Mach flows. It's a fact!! Farid. 
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