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Old   December 16, 2012, 10:31
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Hi All..

Sir,
I am trying to rotate a 2D box or a 2D cup structure in Fluent using smoothing and remeshing. I am using tri mesh and as mentioned in Fluent Manual I am using smoothing and remeshing and also set the remeshing parameters from mesh info tab given in the remeshing menu. But the problem is that when i start simulation and it goes to first time step Fluent display "Updating mesh at time level N..." and here it stops and it happened alot of time and even waiting after a whole day it didnt worked. I also tried time step size from 0.01 to 0.000001 but it still show this problem.

Can you plz help in this case?

Thank u in advance
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Old   February 19, 2013, 02:48
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Hi Enry,
I am interested about the UDF since I have started to work on my moving mesh problem for a project this semester.
I shall be glad if you share the same so I can have some idea how to start with and how to write the UDF in my case.

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Old   February 19, 2013, 02:50
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I solved the problem. In case somebody is interested:
-UDF for the moving surface
-DEFORMING with re-meshing for fluid around moving surface
-DEFORMING with re-meshing for surface that is moving with fluid (i.e. re-meshing for surface that will be deformed because of moving surface)
-spring constant factor 0
-boundary node relaxation 1
-if there is a boundary layer, define a fluid-zone for the boundary layer, mesh it with map scheme, and in FLUENT define that fluid-zone as DEFORMING without re-meshing
-enable spring-on-all-shapes through the following command line: define models dynamic-mesh-controls smoothing-parameter spring-on-all-shapes yes

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Hi Enry,
I am interested about the UDF since I have started to work on my moving mesh problem for a project this semester.
I shall be glad if you share the same so I can have some idea how to start with and how to write the UDF in my case.

Debanjan Deep
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Old   March 1, 2013, 00:58
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Hi,

I'm carrying out a 2D pitching airfoil simulation using dynamic meshing with a "O" Grid. The dynamic conditions i have given were
1) airfoil - rigid body with UDF with pitching over X=0.25
2)interior - deforming with the min and max length scale from zone scale info
3) fluid -deforming with the min and max length scale from zone scale info.

The spring constant i gave was 0.001 and
convergence tolerance 0.0001
No of iterations 150.

The time step tat i used is 0.001.

After running the iterations and after about 500 time steps i'm getting the following error

negative volume detected
dynamic mesh update failed.
i have worked around with the spring constant and also with the time step nothing worked.
could someone help me out rectify this issue..
thanks in advance,
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Old   March 1, 2013, 05:27
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Hello,
we can support your study with RBF Morph. I can help you with a test on your mesh if you want.



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Hi,

I'm carrying out a 2D pitching airfoil simulation using dynamic meshing with a "O" Grid. The dynamic conditions i have given were
1) airfoil - rigid body with UDF with pitching over X=0.25
2)interior - deforming with the min and max length scale from zone scale info
3) fluid -deforming with the min and max length scale from zone scale info.

The spring constant i gave was 0.001 and
convergence tolerance 0.0001
No of iterations 150.

The time step tat i used is 0.001.

After running the iterations and after about 500 time steps i'm getting the following error

negative volume detected
dynamic mesh update failed.
i have worked around with the spring constant and also with the time step nothing worked.
could someone help me out rectify this issue..
thanks in advance,
sam
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Old   March 3, 2013, 23:55
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Dear Meb,

yes i can support...what input parameters do u require.


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Hello,
we can support your study with RBF Morph. I can help you with a test on your mesh if you want.
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Old   March 4, 2013, 04:03
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If you can share the mesh and movement info (i.e. movement type and desired range), we can do the test and publish here what we get using RBF Morph.

Best.

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yes i can support...what input parameters do u require.
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Old   March 4, 2013, 04:05
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Could u pls send me ur maild id

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If you can share the mesh and movement info (i.e. movement type and desired range), we can do the test and publish here what we get using RBF Morph.

Best.
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Old   March 11, 2013, 11:07
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Sorry for the delay (so many ongoing activities!).
You can do the job using RBF Morph. We did it on a 3d mesh. 2d currently is not a standard feature of RBF Morph; we can deliver custom builds that support it.

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Old   November 18, 2013, 05:31
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I think
1) Minimum length scale : 0.4 times average length scale
2) Maximum length scale: 1.4 time average length scale

i like to know how to rectify " Negative cell volume" error
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Old   December 13, 2013, 05:40
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Thanks for your answer mrestrepo30 because of it i solved my problem
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Old   June 5, 2014, 15:11
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Hi All

I am trying to simulate 3D flapping wing using fluent and i keep getting negative volume when i run the mesh motion. I used smoothing and remeshing. I have reduce the time step and still it didnt work. I also changed the remeshing parameters but no go. I read that for dynamic mesh "the translation in one time step should not be more than half the cell size adjacent to the moving boundary". what does that means? How can i get the cell size adjacent to the moving boundary? By the way how do i determine the correct value for dynamic mesh parameters :


1) Minimum length scale
2) Maximum length scale
3) Adjacent zone cell height

I used the data from mesh scale info (button)

Will increasing the density of the grid reduces the possibility of getting negative volume.

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hey what dynamic mesh method are you using??
I am also doing the same but am curious on the method your using.....
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Old   June 5, 2014, 15:14
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Sorry for the delay (so many ongoing activities!).
You can do the job using RBF Morph. We did it on a 3d mesh. 2d currently is not a standard feature of RBF Morph; we can deliver custom builds that support it.


really neat video? Can you tell the steps to do it?
I was wondering, I have a 3D bumblbee MAV drone wing that i am doing research on. I was wondering how could I use the software you are mentioning in order to make it flap?
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Old   January 24, 2016, 10:39
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I got the same problem here did u found a solution ?!
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Old   March 6, 2016, 01:42
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that seems intersting
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Old   March 6, 2016, 01:50
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hi dear all...
i have this problem as you;i changed time step from 0.0001 to 0.00001 but again this message(update-dynamic-mesh failed. negative cell volume detected.) showed up,could u help me out plz?
thank u in advance for any help provided

Try chaning spring factor ( lower than defualt). I found that useful
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Old   April 26, 2016, 07:21
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hello. how can I see domain mesh motion along with the body motion? consider a body in a domain, I have hooked the UDF to body, I see the body motion but I could not see the domain motion. what is the correct setting for viewing zone motion with body motion?
thanks a lot.
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Old   June 2, 2016, 23:02
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Hello everyone,
I have some doubt regarding simulation using Fluent 13. Previously I used Fluent 16 to simulate the flapping wing. I got correct results by using Fluent 16. Then my supervisor asked to simulate the further simulations in Fluent 13 which is installed in the server. So I tried to simulate using the server. But the real problem is I am not able to get the same Cl AND Cd pattern with Fluent 13 for the same settings. I dont understand the error at all. I am loading the same mesh file (created using WORKBENCH 16) and following the exact same steps in FLUENT 13 which I followed in FLUENT 16 but I am not able to get the results. The trend of Cl and Cd curve is completely different. So could you tell what could be the reason. I used the following settings in both FLUENT 13 and 16. But in FLUENT 13, I am not getting the same result for same mesh file

Pressure based, Transient, absolute and planar
Laminar, air - 1.225 kg/m3 and viscosity 2.45e-4
Boundary condition: pressure outlet
Smoothing: spring based, 0. Boundary layer relaxation 1, convergence 0.0001, iterations: 10000
PISO scheme: skewness correction-1, neighbor correction-1, Lease square cell based, standard , first order upwind, first order implicit, under-relaxation, pressure:0.3, momentum: 0.5.

One more thing, in the global dynamic mesh settings , re-meshing tab the default max cell skewness value is 0.7 in case of Fluent 16 and when I use Fluent 13 for the same mesh file it shows default max cell skewness value is 0.66. I am little curious about this as I am using global settings for my deforming domain.

It would be a great help if you let me know the mistake or changes in settings.
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