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James October 27, 2005 14:39

Convergence Question
 
Dear All,

I have a small question regarding convergence and I would be most grateful if any one can answer it.

I did a 2D problem earlier of a wing and it took the lift and drag about 8000 iterations to converge, however I modelled the similar wing in 3D and this time it the solver about 2500 iterations to converge on a solution.

My question is how come this happened even though I have used similar boundary conditions and turbulence model? Is 3D quick compared to 2D?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

James


ftsr October 29, 2005 02:45

Re: Convergence Question
 
Looks like there might be some problem. Did you change any of the Under-relaxation factors?

James October 29, 2005 14:59

Re: Convergence Question
 
Hi,

No I did not change any thing!

Thanks, James


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