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 summer January 19, 2006 09:36

Shall I use ideal gas model or other?

Hello, friends. Now I am trying to solve a 3d problem of a channel at steady state. My boundary condition is that the velocity inlet is 50m/s, and pressure outlet is 1atm. Others are solid wall. I would like to get the pressure drop from inlet to outlet. I try to use the ideal gas model in the materials and realized k-e model. How should I set the k and e at the inlet boundary condition? The default of both are 1. I used the default ones, but I can not get the convergent solution. Could you have any idea that how to solve it? Thanks!

 summer January 19, 2006 09:55

Re: Shall I use ideal gas model or other?

By the way, I use the air as the flow and the channel is not staight. The cross section of the channel is semi-circular. Thanks!

 kharicha January 20, 2006 03:59

Re: Shall I use ideal gas model or other?

Classical things to verify before changing the model:

1) Grid? y+ at the walls?

2) verify that your velocity profile at the inlet is not too simplistic, compare the velocity profile at some distance form the inlet, with the one at the inlet.

3) Do the same with k and epsilon, it should not be too different.

 summer January 22, 2006 15:01

Re: Shall I use ideal gas model or other?

Hello, thanks ! What do you mean that the velocity profile at the inlet is not too simplistic. Does it mean the velocity profile at some distance from the inlet should be similar to that at the inlet?

Thanks!

 kharicha January 23, 2006 02:38

Re: Shall I use ideal gas model or other?

It depends on the geometry of your duct, but usually it is not so different...

take a straight duct, assume you want to simulate the flow development along the duct...if you take a constant velocity at the inlet you will have some convergence problem. Because you have a reorganisation of the flow at the vicinity of your inlet. In addition to that a flat velocity profile never exists in reality, the velocity has to be equal to zero at the walls. I assume you model a laminar flow, if it is the case it is better to impose a parabolique profile. If the flow is turbulent, then take a constant velocity, but be carefull on the wall functions tat you will use (depends on y+).

 summer January 23, 2006 10:38

Re: Shall I use ideal gas model or other?

O.K, thanks! I will try. Yesterday I changed the solver from seperated to coupled,and used the velocity of about 60m/s(it should be turbulent, I think). So I used k-e and ideal gas. It seemed to work, but when the residual went to 5*10-3, it oscillated. So do you know why? Thanks again. I would like to plot y+ and have a look at it. summer

 summer January 24, 2006 10:43

Re: Shall I use ideal gas model or other?

By the way, the residual of continuty increases. I do not know why and how to make it smaller. Thanks!

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