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December 14, 2007, 13:40 
Accelarating of a cylinder UDF

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I am writing a udf program to accelerate a cylinder in a wind tunnel from 0m/s to 5 m/s in the ve x direction and then keeping its velocity constant to 5 m/s.this udf will be complined in fluent.can anyone please help me write the udf problem. i have written the problem as under
#include "udf.h" #include "dynamesh_tools.h" static real v_prev = 0.0; DEFINE_CG_MOTION(cylinder, dt, vel, time, dtime) { Thread *t; face_t f; real dv; /* reset velocities */ NV_S (vel, =, 0.0); if (!Data_Valid_P ()) return; /* get the thread pointer for which this motion is defined */ t = DT_THREAD ((Dynamic_Thread *)dt); /* compute change in velocity */ dv = dtime * 5 ; v_prev += dv; Message ("time = %f, x_vel = %f, , time, v_prev,); /* set xcomponent of velocity */ vel[0] = v_prev; } 

December 19, 2007, 21:03 
Accelarating of a cylinder UDF

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I am writing a udf program to accelerate a cylinder in a wind tunnel from 0m/s to 5 m/s in the ve x direction and then keeping its velocity constant to 5 m/s.this udf will be complined in fluent.can anyone please help me write the udf problem. i have written the problem as under
#include "udf.h" #include "dynamesh_tools.h" static real v_prev = 0.0; DEFINE_CG_MOTION(cylinder, dt, vel, time, dtime) { Thread *t; face_t f; real dv; /* reset velocities */ NV_S (vel, =, 0.0); if (!Data_Valid_P ()) return; /* get the thread pointer for which this motion is defined */ t = DT_THREAD ((Dynamic_Thread *)dt); /* compute change in velocity */ dv = dtime * 5 ; v_prev += dv; Message ("time = %f, x_vel = %f, , time, v_prev,); /* set xcomponent of velocity */ vel[0] = v_prev; } 

December 20, 2007, 05:49 
Re: Accelerating of a cylinder UDF

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Hi,
your code had two minor errors. Below they are corrected and commented. The program itself works now. Now you still need to define the acceleration. I suggest you use an ifcondition until 5 m/s has been reached: real a = ...; // define acceleration if (v_prev < 5) { dv = 0.5 * a * dtime * dtime; v_prev += dv; } vel[0] = v_prev; Hope this helps with your problem. Regards szz #include "udf.h" #include "dynamesh_tools.h" static real v_prev = 0.0; // omega is a mandatory argument DEFINE_CG_MOTION(cylinder, dt, vel, omega, time, dtime) { Thread *t; face_t f; real dv; /* reset velocities */ NV_S (vel, =, 0.0); if (!Data_Valid_P ()) return; /* get the thread pointer for which this motion is defined */ t = DT_THREAD ((Dynamic_Thread *)dt); /* compute change in velocity */ dv = dtime * 5 ; v_prev += dv; Message ("time = %f, x_vel = %f\n", time, v_prev); // Syntax error corrected /* set xcomponent of velocity */ vel[0] = v_prev; } 

December 20, 2007, 06:43 
Re: Accelarating of a cylinder UDF

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Sorry, I had a mistake in my post: It should be
dv = a * dtime; Greetings szz 

August 3, 2010, 06:52 
rotation about z axis

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hi everybody...
first please let me brief you my problem,these two image that i sent you are simulated in gambit, both of them are kind of peristaltic pump,i want to rotate two/one small cylinder about z axis,i should write an udf,for this simple movement i used following udf # include "udf.h" # include "dynamesh_tools.h" DEFINE_CG_MOTION(pump,dt,vel,omega,time,dtime) { Thread *t; real freq_t; NV_S(vel,=,0.0); NV_S(omega,=,0.0); if(!Data_Valid_P()) return; freq_t = 4.0; t= DT_THREAD((Dynamic_Thread*)dt); vel[0] = 0.0; vel[1] = 0.0; vel [2] = 0.0; omega [0] = 0.0; omega [1] = 0.0; omega [2] = freq_t; } but it does not work (the small cylinder does not rotate so i can not make an animation to show continuous variation of pressure on it) i will be thankful if you could help me out looking forward to ur help.. 

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