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December 11, 2011, 16:44 
Oscillatory cylinder in a static flow medium

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Petrut Teodor
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As you can read in the title, I have a box inside of whom I put a cylinder which is moving vertically according to a harmonic function, written in a simple udf as follows:
#include "udf.h" /*y(t)=a*sin(2*pi*f*t) */ DEFINE_CG_MOTION(oscilation,dt,vel,omega,time,dtim e) { Thread *t; face_t *f; NV_S(vel,=,0.0); NV_S(omega,=,0.0); if(!Data_Valid_P()) return; t=DT_THREAD(dt); vel[1] = 10*cos(10*time); } For a 2D model, I've tried both smoothing+remeshing and layering, but still the same error, from the first time step of motion, the existence of negative volume, preceded of course by the warning of left handedness(when I use an axisymmetric model). returning to our 2d model(not axi!), the cylinder wall was set as rigid body, and the 4 boundaries of my domain were set as deforming(for smoothing and remeshing) and for layering those 4 were set as static. Moreover, Fluent don't allow me to access the info mesh scale for the boundaries of the box, giving me the overflow error. Has anyone idea what's wrong and what should be to do? Besides I've tried both uniform and nonuniform grids, with both an inviscid model and a kepsilon model. Many thanks in advance! 

December 16, 2011, 18:36 
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Petrut Teodor
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It was just a matter of time step choice. Another question would be, how realistic would be a fluidstructure interaction analysis with Fluent, in my case, if I put a velocity bc on the left boundary of the box(square) and the cylinder moves with the harmonic law. Had anyone studied something like this?
Sincerely yours, Petruţ. 

December 20, 2011, 01:31 
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hi friend
u can use layering for hex mesh and remeshing for tet mesh it depends on time step u given it will show the error. if time step size is greater than ur cell size it will show negative volume error .send me cas file i will work on it Quote:


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cylinder, deforming mesh, dynamic mesh, oscillatory, udf 
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