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Old   June 2, 2005, 06:55
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Rama krishna
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hi i am rama krishna student of iit madras.

can any one help me in modelling laminar transition and turbulent regions in natural convection over a vertical flat plate. i just want to model all the three regions and i got stucked what are the boundery conditions that i have to give to model all the three regions.

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Old   June 2, 2005, 13:31
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jorge sancho
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Have you tryed defining different fluid volumes, and changing the viscous models in each one?. Is the only way i have found to force the laminar-turbulent trasition... Regards
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Old   June 2, 2005, 21:48
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Hi jorge,

Would you please explain in more detail how to do so? Thanks for you time. -US
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Old   June 2, 2005, 23:55
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thank you for your valuable suggestion and till now i have not tried in that way now i will do that. but what the code will do i mean can't it predict the different zones?

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Old   June 3, 2005, 13:56
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FLUENT cannot predict the transition from laminar to turbulent. Some of the turbulence models will do low Re flows, but not laminar. You either need to define separate fluid regions with different regimes (i.e., laminar in one and turbulent in another) or write a UDF to check presence of turbulence and disable turbulence production if the flow is actually laminar.
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Old   June 3, 2005, 14:18
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Hello Evan,

A question here. How do we define different viscous model in different regions for a single fluent case. For example, for a flow through domain, you chose one of the viscous models ie either laminar or turbulent(k-e etc.). Can we really specify different flow regimes(turbulent and laminar) together in a one single fluent running case? Please explain.

Thanks a lot for your time. -US
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Old   June 6, 2005, 14:52
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I you want to have turbulence in some zones and laminar flow in others, you would enable the turbulence model you want. Then, turbulence can be suppressed on a zone-by-zone basis in the boundary conditions panel, where there is a "Laminar Region" option toggle.
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Old   June 6, 2005, 16:31
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thanks, Evan.
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