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Old   March 7, 2012, 03:02
Default Pressure Inlet BC - Transient run
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Hello,

I have a tank in which initially air is present at atmospheric pressure.
I have an inlet from which I am pumping air at 6bar, 8bar and 12 bar pressure for 3 cases.
My aim is to find out the time taken for the pressure raise inside the tank as of the inlet pressure.
I gave pressure inlet BC with the values normal to the boundary and I am monitoring the area average of the static pressure of the tank surface w.r.t flow time.
The curve settles down too fast as compared to the experimental values. Is there anything else I need to do ?

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Old   March 9, 2012, 15:38
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Is your initial flow rate or static pressure is same as experiment?
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Old   March 10, 2012, 06:05
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yes ... the gauge pressure at the inlet is 14bar ..
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Old   March 11, 2012, 15:36
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Hi, I would like to know have you tried using different time step size? Or what solver are you using? (SIMPLE/PISO) Different viscous model also will affect the settling time as well.

My project is similar as yours, but using oil as the fluid. I have done some comparisons using different solver, viscous models and changing time step size as well, and it seems that the results are different. But I haven't compared it with the experiment value yet, maybe by next week. Then maybe we can share our thoughts

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Hello,

My mesh size is 500k tetra and my time step = 0.001sec.
I am using SIMPLE scheme ..

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Have you tried using higher time step size? Apparantly in my case, when I'm using larger time step size, the curve settles down slower (longer time taken)
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Don't you think the result should be independent of time step size ?
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Actually it is supposed to be like that, but when I tried using different time step size, the settling time did change a lot and that made me confused actually
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Hi,

Time taken should be independent of time step. I strongly suspect on the initial condition of the problem. Is inital flow rate is correct. In experiments flow starts from zero and reaches its peak value and then drops as pressure difference goes down. It is very difficult to simulate this exactly. If flow rise time is negligible then it can be ignored but peak flow rate has to be used to initialize. (the term peak used here could be misleading)
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