happyman 
June 17, 2011 07:43 
Using sliding mesh for unsteady turbomachinery problem
Hi all,
I am currently modeling a turbine using periodic functions so my domain is one stator/rotor/stator arrangement. Having used mixing planes for steady calculations i now am running unsteady calculations and from what i have researched i need to apply a mixing plane for this. My problem is the periodicity of each zone must be the same, however i have 26 stators (on each set upstream and downstream of rotor) and 30 rotor blades so it is not. I do not have the computational power to model the full wheel so need to scale the stator zones somehow. Do i just scale dimensions in the radial plane and leave height as is or how do i do it? Do i need to scale inputs or results from the zone? Or is there an easier way? Previously i have modeled unsteady flow on this problem using mixing plane but it only works unidirectionally and not bidirectionally (as is the nature of this flow).
Thanks in advance for any help.
