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 sutthinan November 13, 2012 07:02

the skin friction coefficient error from Fluent

Hi Everyone
I have solved the fluid flow problem by using the CFD model. For all results are look good, just only the skin friction coefficient that is quite strange. I have tried to calculate the friction coefficient by using the Ansys Fluent software, but I still got the result that is impossible (it higher than 1 ). As the skin friction coefficient is calculated by using equation (1). I rechecked the reference values that I used, especially the density and the velocity. I am wondering what can cause the skin friction coefficient error. Could you please suggest me on this problem?
skin friction coefficient =Wall shear stress/(0.5*Density*Bulk velocity )

I have printed out the wall shear stress as it is a function of velocity gradient and I found that some area the Fluent cannot calculate the velocity gradient as my mesh are too small (around 1*10-6 m). So I 'm wondering that how to get more accuracy of velocity in fluent. As the mesh is very small, then the velocity between the centre of mesh are not different. If any have same problem or have a solution for this problem, please let me know.

I would appreciate your help in this matter.

Cheers,
Sutthinan

 agd November 13, 2012 13:56

Shouldn't the wall shear stress be non-dimensionalized by the square of the bulk velocity?

 sutthinan November 28, 2012 14:03

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 Originally Posted by agd (Post 391915) Shouldn't the wall shear stress be non-dimensionalized by the square of the bulk velocity?
Yes, you are right. The bulk velocity should be square in the formula above.

Many thanks

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