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Old   June 24, 2010, 10:13
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hi !..to make a grid independancy test make the mesh finer ..increasing the no of meshes 2^n times the previous, and analyse everything..if u see the data does not change much,( a predefined value say 0.05) then u say the results have decayed to convergence in response to grid independancy test!..thank u
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To increase the mesh quantity manifold in fluent & to remeshing my model every time in gambit is not the problem but Iím still not clear where to get data(s) to obtain/ do the independency test . Where is the reading should I refer , which reading should I take (name triangular cells??), where should I refer my reading ?? Hope you can guide me. Thanks you very much.
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hi !..to make a grid independancy test make the mesh finer ..increasing the no of meshes 2^n times the previous, and analyse everything..if u see the data does not change much,( a predefined value say 0.05) then u say the results have decayed to convergence in response to grid independancy test!..thank u
Dear Sir,

To increase the mesh quantity manifold in fluent & to remeshing my model every time in gambit is not the problem but I’m still not clear where to get data(s) to obtain/ do the independency test . Where is the reading should I refer , which reading should I take (name triangular cells??), where should I refer my reading ?? Hope you can guide me. Thanks you very much.
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predefined value in fluent soflware??..ur question was a little confusing i guess?
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ok !..after you complete the iterations in fluent, u plot the datas, and can use the Reports option( buttion) to calculate the fluxes or surface integrals u have predefined as a grid indepency measure..!..this is crudely the method..if u want just the grid independacy test u can rely on the Reports button in fluent !..u can try that i guess..this isthe simplest way !..
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i just talked about the theory ..crudely speaking ,to make a grid indpendance test what u need to do is increase the mesh quantity manyfold, and see if u find any considerable change in the data..if not then ur solution has reached grid independance !..

i dont know if there is a switch to make the test..u can try it out by remeshing ur model every time in gambit !...:-)
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Which reading do I need to take , is it the ( eg. grids of 10,000 cells, 20,000cells , 50,000 , ...etc) and use the initial grids of 5000 cells ) to divide , then mutiply with 100% .

I had try to do it by selecting , surface icon , follow by report icon to determine the average of facet value by clicking compute. Before obtaining the result, I had rename it as point 1, continuous until point 20, Each point from point 1 till point 20 have the difference average of facet values. Then I selected adapt icon to determine the maximum & minimum values (all values for max & min had been obtain from point 1 to point 20). Everytime when I determine the max, min & average facet value, ,I will solve ,ilterate , & save in cas.gz file. BUT the problem , I'm NOT SURE WHICH READING SHOULD i TAKE IT 2 DO THE " INDEPENDENCY TEST" . please guide me , which value should I take it , to do the independency test. Thanks you.
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ok !..after you complete the iterations in fluent, u plot the datas, and can use the Reports option( buttion) to calculate the fluxes or surface integrals u have predefined as a grid indepency measure..!..this is crudely the method..if u want just the grid independacy test u can rely on the Reports button in fluent !..u can try that i guess..this isthe simplest way !..
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I had try to do it by selecting , surface icon , follow by report icon to determine the average of facet value by clicking compute. Before obtaining the result, I had rename it as point 1, continuous until point 20, Each point from point 1 till point 20 have the difference average of facet values. Then I selected adapt icon to determine the maximum & minimum values (all values for max & min had been obtain from point 1 to point 20). Everytime when I determine the max, min & average facet value, ,I will solve ,ilterate , & save in cas.gz file. BUT the problem , I'm NOT SURE WHICH READING SHOULD i TAKE IT 2 DO THE " INDEPENDENCY TEST" . please guide me , which value should I take it , to do the independency test. Thanks you.
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well i dont know which problem u are really upto, but i guess getting a grid independancy test is not that labourious??The purpose of grid independence test is to determine minimum grid resolution required to generate a solution that is independent of the grid used. Starting with a coarse grid the number of cells was increased in the region of interest until the solution from each grid was unchanged for successive grid refinements...so if urs is an uniform grid(simplest case!)..u just increase the number of grids..and for the crudest case, u can create appx say 5 planes in ur default-interior in the flow regime.and calculate the surface weighted velocity average or pressure averate,or anything in u wish , in the 5 planes..then u note that what is the minimum no. of meshi dimension after which these values dont change..u can also make a contour plot after iteration with a new finer mesh,and right click on the contour to find out if the values are changing with each neweer mesh or not!,,hope u can understand it now!......
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another thing dont go for adaptivegrid generation first..it may confuse u..first u check for the inpependancy test seperately!....and about the values.try to take almost all values..in the flow domain, if it is a laminar flow!..if it is a turbulent flow, use the values of turbulent intensity ,turbulent kinetic energy ,(sometimes omega, or intermittency)..u give the most importanca to them..well, if it is a reaction type flow in a combustorm then, it is really very difficult.. i hope u are not working on reaction type flows!

Last edited by tanmoy95; June 25, 2010 at 08:04. Reason: the answer was not up to the mark!
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another thing dont go for adaptivegrid generation first..it may confuse u..first u check for the inpependancy test seperately!....and about the values.try to take almost all values..in the flow domain, if it is a laminar flow!..if it is a turbulent flow, use the values of turbulent intensity ,turbulent kinetic energy ,(sometimes omega, or intermittency)..u give the most importanca to them..well, if it is a reaction type flow in a combustorm then, it is really very difficult.. i hope u are not working on reaction type flows!
Dear Sir,

I'm doing simulation on the rectangular shape model using CFD . My mesh is unstructured. My model is 2D only . Inside the model, there are catalyst . This catalyst I model it as porous media. Is it difficult to do the independency test using 2D ,unstructure , model?
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well i dont know which problem u are really upto, but i guess getting a grid independancy test is not that labourious??The purpose of grid independence test is to determine minimum grid resolution required to generate a solution that is independent of the grid used. Starting with a coarse grid the number of cells was increased in the region of interest until the solution from each grid was unchanged for successive grid refinements...so if urs is an uniform grid(simplest case!)..u just increase the number of grids..and for the crudest case, u can create appx say 5 planes in ur default-interior in the flow regime.and calculate the surface weighted velocity average or pressure averate,or anything in u wish , in the 5 planes..then u note that what is the minimum no. of meshi dimension after which these values dont change..u can also make a contour plot after iteration with a new finer mesh,and right click on the contour to find out if the values are changing with each neweer mesh or not!,,hope u can understand it now!......
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Thanks for your guidance, but now , I 'm stilltry to follow the steps you aregiving to me. I will try this method step by step . If I had any problems , I will willing to ask you . Thanks once again.
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no it is not so difficult to do the independance test for the 2d unstructured model !..for unstructured grid u can also make it finer manyfold, by using GAMBIT!..and then export it to fluent!..but as u say,ur model is kind of reacting species!..so ur independance test ought to be a little cumbersome i guess!..u first identify which are the variables are of prime importance to you, and for the problem as well!..for example suppose,- average surface weighted x velocity , avg pressure pressure,and any reactive species concentration. .ok..now u can tentarively follow the steps i mentioned( making a plane..etc..) and find out that after making the mesh how much finer , u find that ur variables do not change significantly !..then u conclude that ur solution as grid independant !...u can do it , iguess !..
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no it is not so difficult to do the independance test for the 2d unstructured model !..for unstructured grid u can also make it finer manyfold, by using GAMBIT!..and then export it to fluent!..but as u say,ur model is kind of reacting species!..so ur independance test ought to be a little cumbersome i guess!..u first identify which are the variables are of prime importance to you, and for the problem as well!..for example suppose,- average surface weighted x velocity , avg pressure pressure,and any reactive species concentration. .ok..now u can tentarively follow the steps i mentioned( making a plane..etc..) and find out that after making the mesh how much finer , u find that ur variables do not change significantly !..then u conclude that ur solution as grid independant !...u can do it , iguess !..
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Dear Sir,

I still can't follow the steps you had told me, can you tell me more detail : which icon do I need to click first.


My previous ways to get the results for independency test are:

Click Surface icon
click point tool
rename New surface Name, (e.g point-1)
click create
click close
Reason: create point 1

Click Report icon
select surface integrals
Select point-1
Select "Facet average" in report type
Select "Fluid" in surface types
Click compute
click close
Reading will appear on screen
Average of facet values : point 1
Pascal : -0.5492052

Click Adapt icon
select gradient icon
method : select gradient
Select "refine"
Key the value for refine threshold e.g 1864, 2200, ...etc)
Select "standard" in normalization
Click compute
Min & maximum reading obtain : (e.g Min:0.0004711999 , Max: 0.5091413)
Click adapt
"message appear in screen: Hanging node mode:Ok to adapt grid?
Click "yes"
click "close"
(once the adapt icon is click the previous value in minimum & maximum will be erase)


Click solve icon
Click icon iterate
type iteration values : 1000
Click "apply"
Click "iterate"


Click "file"
select "write--> case"
rename file: ( model1.cas.gz , model1.dat.gz )
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no it is not so difficult to do the independance test for the 2d unstructured model !..for unstructured grid u can also make it finer manyfold, by using GAMBIT!..and then export it to fluent!..but as u say,ur model is kind of reacting species!..so ur independance test ought to be a little cumbersome i guess!..u first identify which are the variables are of prime importance to you, and for the problem as well!..for example suppose,- average surface weighted x velocity , avg pressure pressure,and any reactive species concentration. .ok..now u can tentarively follow the steps i mentioned( making a plane..etc..) and find out that after making the mesh how much finer , u find that ur variables do not change significantly !..then u conclude that ur solution as grid independant !...u can do it , iguess !..
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Dear Sir,

My result are :

x(0)my(0)mIteration:20002nd upwind order0.005-0.005surface type: fluidrefine thresholdMinMaxStatic Pressure(pascal)18640.0002317110.04706485point-1 -0.02201333820000.0002306650.0470649point-2-0.02201886722000.0002302530.04706442point-3 -0.02204268224000.0002307690.04706373point-4 -0.02201150726000.0002323410.0470639point-5 -0.02197440328000.0002324830.04706398point-6 -0.02186676130000.0002307240.04706425point-7 -0.02179261132000.0002310990.04706431point-8 -0.02171541634000.0002309310.04706402point-9-0.02164241736000.0002287170.04706436point-10 -0.02156751638000.0002285910.0470643point-11-0.02149682140000.0002277820.04706394point-12-0.02143672942000.000228410.04706318point-13-0.02137597344000.0002280940.0470631point-14 -0.02133159746000.0002282830.0470633point-15-0.02128631448000.0002276090.04706281point-16-0.02127555850000.0002277050.04706288point-17-0.02124338452000.0002261490.04706301point-18 -0.02118280354000.0002266730.04706313point-19 -0.02111744556000.0002264430.04706273point-20 -0.0210474358000.0002265660.04706295point-21 -0.02098845160000.00022670.04706287point-22 -0.02094646562000.0002273980.04706257point-23 -0.02088112664000.0002263680.04706246point-24-0.02081430566000.0002259540.04706248point-25-0.02075119368000.0002268330.04706236point-26-0.02067450170000.0002264210.04706226point-27-0.02059461772000.0002265590.04706222point-28 -0.02052565974000.0002268760.04706224point-29-0.02046163676000.0002266690.04706162point-30 -0.02038286878000.0002263650.04706154point-31 -0.02029500980000.0002251710.04706158point-32-0.020237098


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no it is not so difficult to do the independance test for the 2d unstructured model !..for unstructured grid u can also make it finer manyfold, by using GAMBIT!..and then export it to fluent!..but as u say,ur model is kind of reacting species!..so ur independance test ought to be a little cumbersome i guess!..u first identify which are the variables are of prime importance to you, and for the problem as well!..for example suppose,- average surface weighted x velocity , avg pressure pressure,and any reactive species concentration. .ok..now u can tentarively follow the steps i mentioned( making a plane..etc..) and find out that after making the mesh how much finer , u find that ur variables do not change significantly !..then u conclude that ur solution as grid independant !...u can do it , iguess !..
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x(0)my(0)mIteration:20002nd upwind order0.005-0.005surface type: fluidrefine thresholdMinMaxStatic Pressure(pascal)18640.0002317110.04706485point-1 -0.02201333820000.0002306650.0470649point-2-0.02201886722000.0002302530.04706442point-3 -0.02204268224000.0002307690.04706373point-4 -0.02201150726000.0002323410.0470639point-5 -0.02197440328000.0002324830.04706398point-6 -0.02186676130000.0002307240.04706425point-7 -0.02179261132000.0002310990.04706431point-8 -0.02171541634000.0002309310.04706402point-9-0.02164241736000.0002287170.04706436point-10 -0.02156751638000.0002285910.0470643point-11-0.02149682140000.0002277820.04706394point-12-0.02143672942000.000228410.04706318point-13-0.02137597344000.0002280940.0470631point-14 -0.02133159746000.0002282830.0470633point-15-0.02128631448000.0002276090.04706281point-16-0.02127555850000.0002277050.04706288point-17-0.02124338452000.0002261490.04706301point-18 -0.02118280354000.0002266730.04706313point-19 -0.02111744556000.0002264430.04706273point-20 -0.0210474358000.0002265660.04706295point-21 -0.02098845160000.00022670.04706287point-22 -0.02094646562000.0002273980.04706257point-23 -0.02088112664000.0002263680.04706246point-24-0.02081430566000.0002259540.04706248point-25-0.02075119368000.0002268330.04706236point-26-0.02067450170000.0002264210.04706226point-27-0.02059461772000.0002265590.04706222point-28 -0.02052565974000.0002268760.04706224point-29-0.02046163676000.0002266690.04706162point-30 -0.02038286878000.0002263650.04706154point-31 -0.02029500980000.0002251710.04706158point-32-0.020237098
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ok...i understand u are a bit confused!..i hope that u get a proper guide to explain u fluent in a bit more detailed fashion..and u r going for adaptation, this is not required here, in grid independancy test!..next u dont need to use the point tool,for surface average !..u can create a new 2d surface useing line/rake tool..your surface weighted average value can be gotten from report buttons!..
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Hi Anne, I'm ser tang friends, robot . I have a big problem here. The problems is , I intend to use catalyts such as platinum-titanium oxide, platinum-aluminium oxide and platinum-carbon. But , there are no such catalysts in the FLUENT Database ( material type-solid). All that are listed are:

1.aluminium
2. ash
3. CaCO3
4. CaO
5. CaSO4
6. Cu
7. Dolomite( CaO_MgO_2002)
8. Gold
9. Gypsum
10. Nickel
11. Steel
12. Titanium
13. Wood

my model is using the catalysts for the chemical reaction . My catalyst is model as substrate.

The Zone Name: substrate
Material Name: ????
Porous zone (click)
Laminar Zone (click)
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Hi Anne,

I share my e-mail with ser tang . The e-mail is ser.tang@yahoo.com . Thanks you very much.
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Hi Anne,

How am I going to key in the catalysts such as platinum-titanium oxide, platinum-aluminium oxide and platinum-carbon as there is no SOLID catalyst in the FLUENT Database. Hope to hear from you.
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Hi Tanmoy95,

I'm Ser Tang's friend,

I have a problem here, I'm using catalysts such as platinum-titanium oxide, platinum-carbon and platinum-aluminium oxide. When I click Fluent Database Materials in Material type: solid, there are no 3 catalysts listed in the fluent database materials. There are few catalysts in fluent database materials are:

1. Aluminium
2. ash
3. CaCO3
4. CaO
5. CaSO4
6. Cu
7. Dolomite [ CaO_MgO_2002]
8. Gold
9. Gypsum
10. Nickel
11. Steel
12. Titanium
13. Wood
The boundary condition I use is fluid , type:fluid ,zone:fluid, as my model catalyst are substrate. I also selected porous zone & laminar zone .
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Dear Sir,

Dear Sir,

My model is square shape, 2D , simple model .The pink colour represent the reaction between reactant(e.g.glycerol with steam) , with the product (e.g. as hydrogen , carbon monoxide & carbon dioxide). I had key in the reactants & the products already by selecting:

->define
->materials
:name the each reactants & products
-Selecting material type : mixture
-Fluent mixture material : mixture-template
-key in all the reactants & products in properties (mixture species : name)
-key in number of mole for each reactant & product in properties(reaction:finite rate)

All the reactants & products can be obtain from the fluent database.

The red one represent the catalyst. I need to create the catalysts (e.g platinum-titanium oxide , platinum-silicon oxide and platinum-aluminium oxide ) . How should I do it?

CAn I directly change the mesh size in the gambit file ,than convert to mesh file ,to be open in fluent software??

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