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Old   September 14, 1999, 12:30
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J. Pinto
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Hi all,

I want to know if CFD can be used to simulate the stream lines around a sphere for steady state and incompresible fluid. It's posible to evaluate the velocity component at any locations?
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Old   September 14, 1999, 16:39
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H. Lima
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If you have the ability to produce unstructured and adaptive grids, you can simulate such a flow with high precision. If not, it can still be done because CFD is the answer to all problems.

Regards Henri Lima, IV
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Old   September 14, 1999, 21:57
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Jin Wook LEE
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1) Of course. Your problem is very classical one in CFD area.

2) Please check that your problem is really steady. Flow around a sphere or around a cylinder is, as far as I know, unsteady for high Reynolds number(most case). Strouhal number and Karman vortex(both are terminology related to unsteady phenomena) are very deeply related to your problem.

Sincerely, Jinwook
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Old   September 17, 1999, 14:38
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clifford bradford
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yes and yes
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