||December 15, 2006 10:02
Re: 3D Swirl flow in the pipe: convergence problem
Do a search of the forum for convergence and residuals. The actual value on the residuals plots don't mean much because they're normalized values. If your initial solution is reasonably close to your final solution, then your residuals will not drop much (people seem to forget this when using the FMG initializer... the initial solution is pretty close to the final, so their residuals don't drop much). You should be judging convergence by the shape of the residual plots (leveling off is a better judge of convergence than reaching a certain level), but precision should be judged using monitors (either force, local pressure, average pressures, etc... whatever you plan on reporting as a result, you should be monitoring).
Hope this helps, and good luck, Jason