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Old   May 16, 2012, 03:28
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Dear all,
how can I calculate the thickness of the boundary layer along a blade of an axial fan?

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You should run your ur calculation and then measure the thickness of boundary layer. However, for the purpose of fine tuning mesh parameters, use the flat plate boundary layer formulae

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundary-layer_thickness

http://www.ae.metu.edu.tr/~ae244/doc...07/node12.html
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Thank you man! Think I'm gonna do this:
1. I use the Blasius formula for flat plane in order to get an idea of the thickness
2. I run a first simulation containing something like 5 elements along this thickness
3. After that I could have the real measurement of the thinkness, so that I could run one more simulation more refined.
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At least 10-15 nodes in boundary layer thickness. Also take care of first node position according to yplus requirement. Do not exceed the 1.2 ratio in BL
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