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Old   March 15, 2011, 10:38
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Hello Felix,

the limiter is like your first mentioned one.

The correction to \nu_t you recommended in post #1 leads from the red curve to the green curve. And this is what I mean by "instability".
Because of the results are normalized by the results of the CC, I said that it is "closer". But as you see, the old result is more than 10% away!

So because of the instability I was searching for a reason and I found the two definitions in the \omega-equation:
\gamma S^2 (1)
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\gamma {  {\omega}\over{k}}\nu_t S^2 (2)

The result of this (2) is the blue curve, which is stable (guide vanes).
But testing this modified version (2) on a separating diffuser, I don't get the expected separation. I haven't shown here.

The grids aren't special, y+ of about 30.
The schemes shouldn't have an influence, because in the old version it worked well. Fluid is "just" water. And it's steady state.


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Old   March 15, 2011, 10:55
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I can't see the graphs you're talking about. Could you try to reupload them?

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I talked about the graph in post #19, sorry I didn't mention again.
Or you also can't see this?
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Old   March 15, 2011, 11:25
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Sorry, no can do.
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Thanks for the plot.

Hm, well, it looks like when using (1) the simulation fails to reach a steady state. Is the guide vane in your test case possibly on the verge of separation? If so, your modification (2) probably removed the separation thus helping the simulation to converge. This would also explain why the separation point of your diffusor geometry isn't correctly predicted.

If it's pretty sure that the guide vane flow remains attached for a whole range of different turbulent characteristics inside the flow field, the only thing I could imagine causing your trouble would be the mesh. Could be the wall functions you are using, too, but since I usually avoid to use these, I can't really give a qualified comment on that topic.


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Hi Felix,

Hmm, thanks for sharing.

I am curious, have you used k-omega-SST for some bluff body flows. (Incompressible, 2D URANS)?

I can't get a correct vortex shedding freq with it. Any experience?

Generally, I found many models including the k-omega-SST can give a good prediction of Cd and Cl' for certain bluff bodies. But their vortex shedding freq are big different with each other.

PS: I am using the model on a low-Re mesh.
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Hi Felix,

Hmm, thanks for sharing.

I am curious, have you used k-omega-SST for some bluff body flows. (Incompressible, 2D URANS)?

I can't get a correct vortex shedding freq with it. Any experience?

Generally, I found many models including the k-omega-SST can give a good prediction of Cd and Cl' for certain bluff bodies. But their vortex shedding freq are big different with each other.

PS: I am using the model on a low-Re mesh.
Hey Lao Wei`
How is going?
what you mean for low-Re mesh? how could you setup the boundary condition for all turbulent variables. in principle It should be zero for k at wall, while I guess most of us use zeroGradient, and for nut, it is confuse to use nut<>Wallfunction as the BC for wall as in the MotorBike example. for Omega wall BC, is there any literatures on the production term specified for sublayer like the implement in OF?
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