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Old   July 16, 2013, 22:45
Default how to set BC for flow at a sharp open-channel junction?
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Hi everyone,

I am simulating 3D flow at a sharp open-channel junction. I use the solver interFoam with k-epsilon model. At initial time, I set BC as the figure in attached file.
The result is very strange. It looks like having a strong flow from the wall opposite of tributary channel to push water cross the main channel.

Do you meet this error? Please give me your advise.

Thank you very much.
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Old   July 17, 2013, 07:28
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Hi Chuyen,
Welcome to the fórum!
The inlet velocities in the two inlet surfaces are in the same direction (0 0.6 0). The velocities should be in directions normal to the surfaces.
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Old   July 17, 2013, 09:35
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Hi Paulo,

Thank you for your reply.

But at the main inlet, the normal direction of surface is x-direction and at the tributary inlet, the normal direction of surface is y-direction. So I set the velocity Um = ( 0.06 0 0 ) (x-direction) at the main inlet, and Ub = ( 0 0.6 0 ) (y-direction) at the tributary inlet (the velocities at two inlets are different). is it wrong?

It's really doing my head in.

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Chuyen.
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Old   July 18, 2013, 06:57
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Hi everybody,

I'm sorry for annoying everyone. I just fix my error. It is due to the mistake of gravity direction.

Thank you very much.
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