||March 7, 2012 15:36
Fluent - Convergent Divergent Nozzle
I have used an inviscid compressible flow model for carrying out an analysis of the flow-field.
I have plotted the variation of the Mach number with distance along the nozzle from predictions of 1D theory as well as Fluent's results at the centreline and the wall.
My predictions were that the 1D theory would more closely correlate to Fluent's result at the centreline but the curve is in fact almost halfway between the distance of the 2 curves by Fluent - nothing too conclusive.
My main Q is : What accounts for the differences in the plotted curves?
Attached is a typical graph; position x=0 refers to the throat.