CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
www.cfd-online.com
[Sponsors]
Home > Forums > OpenFOAM Running, Solving & CFD

Orifice Plate with a fully developed flow - Problems with convergence

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   June 3, 2011, 19:50
Default Orifice Plate with a fully developed flow - Problems with convergence
  #1
New Member
 
Jonathas Assunção de Castro
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 7
jonmec is on a distinguished road
Hy .... i'm trying to simulate the pressure drop caused by the obstruction in a orifice plate. So i generated a duct upstream the obstruction with the purpose of obtaining a fully developed flow before the hole.

However simpleFoam doesn't converge. Please, help me. My term is ending and I still did not achieve satisfactory results.

My turbulence model is kepsilon. CheckMesh is OK. My Re is 10000.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here my fvSchemes
Code:
ddtSchemes
{
    default         steadyState;
}

gradSchemes
{
    default         Gauss linear;
    grad(p)         Gauss linear;
    grad(U)         Gauss linear;
}

divSchemes
{
    default         none;
    div(phi,U)      Gauss upwind;
    div(phi,k)      Gauss upwind;
    div(phi,epsilon) Gauss upwind;
    div(phi,R)      Gauss upwind;
    div(R)          Gauss linear;
    div(phi,nuTilda) Gauss upwind;
    div((nuEff*dev(grad(U).T()))) Gauss linear;
}

laplacianSchemes
{
    default         none;
    laplacian(nuEff,U) Gauss linear corrected;
    laplacian((1|A(U)),p) Gauss linear corrected;
    laplacian(DkEff,k) Gauss linear corrected;
    laplacian(DepsilonEff,epsilon) Gauss linear corrected;
    laplacian(DREff,R) Gauss linear corrected;
    laplacian(DnuTildaEff,nuTilda) Gauss linear corrected;
}

interpolationSchemes
{
    default         linear;
    interpolate(U)  linear;
}

snGradSchemes
{
    default         corrected;
}

fluxRequired
{
    default         no;
    p;
}
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Now my fvSolution

Code:
solvers
{
    p PCG
    {
        preconditioner   DIC;
        tolerance        1e-06;
        relTol           0.01;
    };
    U PBiCG
    {
        preconditioner   DILU;
        tolerance        1e-05;
        relTol           0.1;
    };
    k PBiCG
    {
        preconditioner   DILU;
        tolerance        1e-05;
        relTol           0.1;
    };
    epsilon PBiCG
    {
        preconditioner   DILU;
        tolerance        1e-05;
        relTol           0.1;
    };
    R PBiCG
    {
        preconditioner   DILU;
        tolerance        1e-05;
        relTol           0.1;
    };
    nuTilda PBiCG
    {
        preconditioner   DILU;
        tolerance        1e-05;
        relTol           0.1;
    };
}


SIMPLE
{
    nNonOrthogonalCorrectors 0;
    pRefCell        0;
    pRefValue       0;
}

relaxationFactors
{
    p               0.3;
    U               0.75;
    k               0.7;
    epsilon         0.7;
    R               0.7;
    nuTilda         0.7;
}
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Time 0 for U

Code:
 inlet           
    {
        type            fixedValue;
        value           uniform (0 0 3);
    }

    wall            
    {
        type            fixedValue;
        value           uniform (0 0 0);
    }

   simetria           
    {
        type            symmetryPlane;
    }

    outlet          
    {
        type            zeroGradient;
    }
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Time 0 for p

Code:
  inlet           
    {
        type            zeroGradient;
    }

    wall            
    {
        type            zeroGradient;
    }

   simetria           
    {
        type            symmetryPlane;
    }

    outlet          
    {
        type            fixedValue;
        value           uniform 0;
    }
My log file
Code:
Time = 456

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000512103, Final residual = 1.48703e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000401474, Final residual = 1.10876e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 4.50922e-05, Final residual = 1.18828e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00228803, Final residual = 2.27407e-05, No Iterations 164
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00238667, global = -6.0628e-05, cumulative = -0.127041
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000388629, Final residual = 4.27324e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00396427, Final residual = 3.75563e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7063.29 s  ClockTime = 7079 s

Time = 457

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.00050372, Final residual = 1.48732e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000393417, Final residual = 1.0608e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 5.00215e-05, Final residual = 1.27123e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00226589, Final residual = 2.24865e-05, No Iterations 163
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00235924, global = -0.000164009, cumulative = -0.127205
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000388612, Final residual = 4.25304e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00397533, Final residual = 3.7655e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7073.22 s  ClockTime = 7089 s

Time = 458

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000504411, Final residual = 1.47415e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000394789, Final residual = 1.04873e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 6.91581e-05, Final residual = 1.54967e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00224121, Final residual = 2.08246e-05, No Iterations 755
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00218417, global = 2.1535e-06, cumulative = -0.127203
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000388532, Final residual = 4.2453e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00398655, Final residual = 3.77526e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7102.86 s  ClockTime = 7119 s

Time = 459

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000517339, Final residual = 1.54808e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000410883, Final residual = 1.0981e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 6.09888e-05, Final residual = 1.6352e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00229398, Final residual = 2.18083e-05, No Iterations 179
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00229149, global = -5.6239e-05, cumulative = -0.127259
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000389129, Final residual = 4.23547e-06, No Iterations 2
bounding epsilon, min: -0.178234 max: 364036 average: 10221.9
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00399978, Final residual = 3.78724e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7113.5 s  ClockTime = 7130 s

Time = 460

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000483808, Final residual = 1.44835e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000380046, Final residual = 1.13412e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 4.13029e-05, Final residual = 1.19397e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00227407, Final residual = 2.21498e-05, No Iterations 89
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00232672, global = 5.68528e-05, cumulative = -0.127202
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000389398, Final residual = 4.23249e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00401211, Final residual = 3.79844e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7120.94 s  ClockTime = 7137 s

Time = 461

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.00048556, Final residual = 1.45664e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000381206, Final residual = 1.11524e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 4.07961e-05, Final residual = 1.169e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00225496, Final residual = 2.21822e-05, No Iterations 245
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00232942, global = 6.41572e-06, cumulative = -0.127196
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000389578, Final residual = 4.22086e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00402382, Final residual = 3.80896e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7133.82 s  ClockTime = 7150 s

Time = 462

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000498512, Final residual = 1.45726e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000391302, Final residual = 1.0683e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 5.1133e-05, Final residual = 1.2756e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00224598, Final residual = 2.19644e-05, No Iterations 332
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00230557, global = -4.69691e-05, cumulative = -0.127242
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000389523, Final residual = 4.20593e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00403516, Final residual = 3.81893e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7149.37 s  ClockTime = 7165 s

Time = 463

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000508548, Final residual = 1.4678e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000398041, Final residual = 1.05333e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 6.0973e-05, Final residual = 1.43804e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00222826, Final residual = 2.12836e-05, No Iterations 99
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00223302, global = -0.000169687, cumulative = -0.127412
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000389354, Final residual = 4.18671e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00404604, Final residual = 3.82852e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7157.2 s  ClockTime = 7173 s

Time = 464

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000509481, Final residual = 1.44912e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000397803, Final residual = 1.04437e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 7.94906e-05, Final residual = 1.70902e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.0022065, Final residual = 2.19899e-05, No Iterations 622
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.0023064, global = 6.12007e-06, cumulative = -0.127406
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000389208, Final residual = 4.17798e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00405747, Final residual = 3.8384e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7182.9 s  ClockTime = 7199 s

Time = 492

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000463906, Final residual = 1.2439e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000364687, Final residual = 9.88269e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 4.63961e-05, Final residual = 1.13945e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00209672, Final residual = 2.01067e-05, No Iterations 753
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00211535, global = -1.14803e-06, cumulative = -0.127467
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000393129, Final residual = 3.98323e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00440507, Final residual = 4.15127e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7625.11 s  ClockTime = 7642 s

Time = 493

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000485382, Final residual = 1.26639e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000382994, Final residual = 2.55656e-05, No Iterations 3
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 7.7196e-05, Final residual = 1.9067e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00216746, Final residual = 2.16433e-05, No Iterations 24
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00228078, global = 5.59411e-05, cumulative = -0.127411
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000393817, Final residual = 3.99394e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00442006, Final residual = 4.1653e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7630.39 s  ClockTime = 7647 s

Time = 494

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000454229, Final residual = 1.35997e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000355828, Final residual = 1.68204e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 4.73086e-05, Final residual = 1.32974e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00214212, Final residual = 2.09423e-05, No Iterations 131
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00220641, global = 0.000105288, cumulative = -0.127306
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.00039425, Final residual = 3.9975e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00443389, Final residual = 4.17823e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7638.92 s  ClockTime = 7656 s

Time = 495

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000453295, Final residual = 1.3394e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000356429, Final residual = 9.5217e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 3.69828e-05, Final residual = 1.10254e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00212543, Final residual = 2.08334e-05, No Iterations 340
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00219434, global = 8.02239e-05, cumulative = -0.127226
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.00039448, Final residual = 3.99306e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00444701, Final residual = 4.19023e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7653.89 s  ClockTime = 7671 s

Time = 496

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000470975, Final residual = 1.31057e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000368262, Final residual = 9.95087e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 3.66406e-05, Final residual = 1.02858e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00211582, Final residual = 2.01015e-05, No Iterations 18
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00211615, global = 7.15807e-05, cumulative = -0.127154
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.0003944, Final residual = 3.98107e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00445943, Final residual = 4.20142e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7658.79 s  ClockTime = 7676 s

Time = 497

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000469239, Final residual = 1.27665e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000365393, Final residual = 1.34082e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 5.0851e-05, Final residual = 1.24694e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00209146, Final residual = 2.08967e-05, No Iterations 154
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00219931, global = -5.47e-05, cumulative = -0.127209
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000394246, Final residual = 3.96901e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00447105, Final residual = 4.21189e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7668.1 s  ClockTime = 7685 s

Time = 498

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000474228, Final residual = 1.27292e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000369804, Final residual = 1.17542e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 7.23045e-05, Final residual = 1.57116e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.0020701, Final residual = 2.01235e-05, No Iterations 63
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00211732, global = -0.00012504, cumulative = -0.127334
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000393942, Final residual = 3.95612e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00448192, Final residual = 4.22152e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7674.4 s  ClockTime = 7691 s

Time = 499

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.00047692, Final residual = 1.27242e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000371529, Final residual = 1.15432e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 9.53324e-05, Final residual = 1.94679e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00204754, Final residual = 1.80723e-05, No Iterations 730
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00190096, global = -2.64022e-07, cumulative = -0.127334
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000393712, Final residual = 3.94621e-06, No Iterations 2
bounding epsilon, min: -0.314136 max: 372313 average: 10397.8
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00449351, Final residual = 4.23151e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7701.85 s  ClockTime = 7719 s

Time = 500

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000511951, Final residual = 1.3066e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000407941, Final residual = 1.0782e-05, No Iterations 3
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 7.41097e-05, Final residual = 1.99966e-06, No Iterations 2
DICPCG:  Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00213221, Final residual = 2.02643e-05, No Iterations 16
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00213662, global = -1.03452e-05, cumulative = -0.127344
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.000394417, Final residual = 3.95603e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for k, Initial residual = 0.00450856, Final residual = 4.24534e-05, No Iterations 2
ExecutionTime = 7710.26 s  ClockTime = 7727 s

Last edited by jonmec; June 3, 2011 at 20:05. Reason: Complementation
jonmec is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   June 4, 2011, 10:32
Default
  #2
New Member
 
Jonathas Assunção de Castro
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 7
jonmec is on a distinguished road
Somedody? Please .... help me =]
jonmec is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   July 27, 2011, 10:55
Default
  #3
Senior Member
 
calim_cfd's Avatar
 
mauricio
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 135
Rep Power: 7
calim_cfd is on a distinguished road
hi jon! i'm new to foam myself but i think you could try coping the system file from the tutorials folder to your case folder (~/tutorials/incompressible/simpleFoam/airFoil2D/system
) and run it with these settings. Make sure u got the right patches and boundary conditions

you might wanna try setting some monitor points (can't help you much on this) to make sure your results are converging, check your 'stop" criteria too in controlDic

/calim
calim_cfd is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   July 28, 2011, 06:24
Default
  #4
New Member
 
Balakrshnan Ramakrishnan
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 22
Rep Power: 7
Balakrshnan Ramakrishnan is on a distinguished road
I cannot say from the few lines of your log file, that the solution is not converging..
If you have written out the log file,
you can try using tools like PyFoamPlotWatcher to see how the residuals are.
Balakrshnan Ramakrishnan is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Tags
convergence issues, orifice plate, simplefoam

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
on fully developed duct flow yfyap Main CFD Forum 6 November 7, 2012 10:59
Fully developed flow ,CEL expression kmgraju CFX 0 August 6, 2010 05:15
Fully developed flow profile icfd Main CFD Forum 3 May 20, 2009 23:21
what is the fully developed fluid flow? charles CFX 7 November 13, 2006 10:48
fully developed duct flow Xing Zhang Main CFD Forum 2 August 2, 2006 20:00


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 21:23.