|October 25, 2012, 11:37||
Beginner questions - Compressibility or Rarefaction
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I try to model an isothermal laminar flow of a gaz (H₂) inside a long (5m) straight microchannel (square cross section 1mm≤).
Inlet : Flow rate
Outlet : Atmospheric pressure
It is for fuel cell application, so the gaz is consumed along the channel through the top of the domaine. (Is it called a source term ?)
My first problem is to understand if i need a compressible solver as the density of the gaz will change along the channel but the mach number is far from 1 (8E-3). I'm not sure even if i read that : Incompressible and compressible flow.
If yes, in the SIMPLE algorithm is it possible to update local densities (i.e on each control volume) with the ideal gas law () after the pressure and velocities correction ?
I don't think it's possible because it doesn't take into account the control volume itself like this expression
What did I miss ?
Thank you for your comments.
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