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 SATISH A.V October 14, 1999 02:01

Assistance for modelling unsteady supersonic flow in FLUENT

Dear Sir,

Project : Supersonic flow past rectangular cavity located in

at the bottom wall of the rectangular test section.

The inlet condition from CD nozzle to test section having rectangular cavity at bottom wall is constant at 1.5 mach & 3.6bar. Due to presence of cavity, the flow becomes unsteady. There willbe oscillating shock waves & acoustic oscillations generated from cavity. Hence I need to evaluate pressure at every approx 10 microsecond for 25000 times at selected nodal points on the top wall so that with this data I can determine the frequencies of pressure oscillation in the test test section using FFT.

I would like to use fluent package for this.

Kindly clarify me the following: 1. Is it possible to model this unsteady, compressible, viscous 2D/3D supersonic flow with fluent package. 2. How to evaluate pressure at selected nodes at every 10 microsecond for 25000(25 thousand) times?

Thanking in anticipation of response.

 Joern Beilke October 14, 1999 03:45

Re: Assistance for modelling unsteady supersonic flow in FLUENT

I don't know how well fluent handels this kind of flow. Rampant should do this.

For reporting tasks I normally use a user-defined-subroutine to write out these data to a file. So you get a table suitable for a fft without the need to stop the calculation or doing a nasty transient postprocessing. Good luck

 Amadou Sowe October 16, 1999 12:58

Re: Assistance for modelling unsteady supersonic flow in FLUENT

I think Rampant is now part of Fluent 5. You get at it by choosing the coupled solver instead of the segregated solver

 Sung-Eun Kim October 23, 1999 20:39

Re: Assistance for modelling unsteady supersonic flow in FLUENT

Coupled solver in FLUENT 5 will do the job. For recording pressure history, you should generate the points first. And record time history of pressure signal at those points. For details, please contact your support engineer.

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