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Old   September 18, 2006, 01:44
Default Periodic boundary and SRF
Alex H
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Hi everyone, I'm looking at modelling a propeller, using Gambit as the preprocessor. The propeller has 2 blades, so i'm looking at using a periodic boundary such that i only have to model 1 blade.

I assume the control volume i will use will have periodic boundaries 180 degress apart since there are 2 blades. However i'm just not sure how a single rotating frame works - is there a cylindrical type sub-volume which holds the prop, outside of which is the external flow?

I'm getting a bit lost in all of this and am stuck on the best way to model a rotating propeller. Are there any good references for this type of modelling? At this stage, only the prop is being modelled, no engine/shaft etc. behind it.

Any help is appreciated,

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Old   September 18, 2006, 02:33
Default Re: Periodic boundary and SRF
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just look at help of gambit
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Old   September 18, 2006, 10:53
Default Re: Periodic boundary and SRF
ejaz benchot matherchut
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Old   September 18, 2006, 12:25
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i think, u can use SRF and for decision on control volume, u just go through the literature.

its possible. just go through the fluent user guide for single rotating frame
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