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Old   June 3, 2009, 08:40
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Hi,

I am simulating a single phase laminar flow in a pipe in 3d geometry.
When I put the inlet condition as pressure condition, I get an error of 15%(for Re=500), when compared with the analytical solution. The error increases with increase in Reynold's number .
But when I put the inlet condition as velocity inlet(corresponding to Re or pressure drop), I get an error of just <1% (accurate result).
Can you tell me what there is so much difference in results with slight change in the defination of boundary conditions.
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Is it the reason that FLUENT uses different computational schemes for different inlet boundary conditions?
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FLUENT is highly sensitive to the choice of B.C to be selected to arrive at accurate result?

Please explain, when can I use velocity inlet as inlet B.C and pressure inlet as inlet B.C ?

Is there anything else( other than the inlet Pressure value) to be defined in case of pressure inlet as inlet B.C ??

Please help!!!
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