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January 26, 2011, 04:53 
turbulent viscocity limited to viscocity ratio

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Hi everyone
I was trying to run a car model with 1million cell aproximately using k epsilon turbulence model and I have the following problem : Turbulent viscocity limited to viscocity ratio of 1.0000 in 400 cell and the number of cell goes increasing after many iteration appear to me the following message Error:divergence detected in AMG:temperature Error) Can please anybody help me to solve this problem? thank you all see you in advance Alsemio 

January 31, 2011, 17:04 

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Have you tried running it with the energy equation off? I assume you are assuming a real gas. When this converges a little you should then be able to activate energy again. However for low speed flows it would not add that much to the accuracy of the simulation.


February 1, 2011, 15:48 
Thanks David (Swiftaircraft)

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Hi David
First of all thank you for anwer me and help me with this problem let me tell you that I´m trying to solve a simple car simulation at 50 m/s speed using ke solver As well I turn off the energy equation because I using incompresible flow so I cannot understand why do I have this problem Fluent always show me turbulent viscocity ratio in xx cells and the number of cell rise Thank you so much and I hope that someone else can help me to solve this I dont know what to do because I changed set up and still same problem See you in advance Alsemio 

February 1, 2011, 15:52 

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How have you initialised the problem? Do you use fmg initialisation? What are your underrelaxation factors? Are you using a velocity inlet with an outflow outlet? I assume for defining the inlet turbulence you have used a low turbulent intensity. What is the maximum skewness in the model? Please provide as many details as possible.


February 1, 2011, 16:26 
Hi David Alsemio

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Hi David thank you for help me I´m new using CFD fluent so to answer you question I´m using Gambit to mesh so I used 1.200.000 tetrahedral elements with skew below 0.8 only I have 98 elements between 0.8 and 0.9 and in Fluent I use k e viscous model Standard I left the turbulent kinetic energy and turbulent dissipation ratio as default 1 (I dont understand to compute this values) I iniatilize with velocity in inlet
I hope to hear from you Thanks a lot David Alsemio 

February 1, 2011, 17:08 

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Set the inlet turbulence using Intensity and Viscosity Ratio. Set Intensity to 0.05% and a viscosity ratio of 1. Initialise the flow with the values obtained when you select the name of your inlet in the "Compute from" drop down box. Then in the Fluent window type "sol ini fmg y". Do not use the quotation marks though. Also use the realizable kepsilon model to start. Initially set the discretisation to first order. See if that helps. Also change default under relaxation factors so that Momentum is 0.3 and Pressure is 0.7.


February 1, 2011, 17:25 
Thank so much David Alsemio

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Thank you so much David
I will try your advice I have my finger crossed let me tell you the result if you want See you in advance Kind Regards Alsemio 

February 1, 2011, 17:32 

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Please let me know if it works.


February 2, 2011, 22:19 

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I would also ensure that your cells in the boundary layers are appropriate. The message typically "goes away" after the solution gets close to steady state. However, if your boundary conditions are not well defined, or your mesh is poor, they will continue to pop up. Finally, you can always set the solver limits on viscosity ratio to be slightly higher. It's cheap and isn't always effective, but you can give it a shot.
ComputerGuy 

February 4, 2011, 17:03 
Thanks a lot Computerguy and Swiftaircraft

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Thanks a lot Computerguy and Swiftaircraft
I think both you are right but I dont quite undertand how much and where to put viscocity ratio limits kind regards alsemio 

February 4, 2011, 17:17 
hello David swiftaircraft

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Hi David
Sorry for bother just to know for cuiosity what does fluent do writting "sol ini fmg" Thank you again alsemio 

February 4, 2011, 19:49 

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Alsemio,
Check the following for how to enter limits:http://my.fit.edu/itresources/manual...g/node1381.htm 

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