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Hypersonic ViscousHi,
I am currently using star CCM+ to model Hypersonic Flow. I used for the inviscid case and it was alright although few problems were encoutered regarding the stability of the solver which needed fine tunning of the courant number. However, when I added viscoucity to the model the (and chose turbulent flow in my physics model). I get a floating point exception error straight away (after 2-4 iterations)? Does any one know whether Star CCM+ can solve viscous (turbulent) Hypersonic flow? If it can do then how can I get rid of the floating point error? Also, Do you know If the stability of the solver is an inherent problem with Star CCM+ hypersonic solver (ASUM+ FVS)? Thanks |

Which version do you use of STAR-CCM+?
And i worked at 1,2,4,6 mach numbers around a bullet-like geometry and i dont see that kind of error.. There is no solver problem i think.. did you try other turbulent models? Spalart-Almaras can you try? |

Hi,
Thanks for your reply. I am using Star-CCM+7.06.009. Can I ask how you modelling the flow around the bullet like geometry? i.e. How big is your fluid block around the body? what mesh base size are you using relative to a characteristic length of the body? what is the distance you left between the base and the end of the fluid block? Moreover, Can I ask you whether you know how to set a "continuative" boundary condition at the outlet? Because I expect my outlet flow to remain supersonic? I am currently say that the boundary at the outlet is a "pressure outlet" which I believe could be wrong modelling because I am specifying pressure on outlet to be free stream pressure. By continuative I mean set the pressure at the outlet to be the same as the pressure corresponding to the previous cell. Or are u aware of a suitable boundary of the outlet? Moreover, still for the inviscid case I struggle to get good convergence in the Y & Z momentum, can you suggest how to solve this? Your help is much appreciated. Regard, |

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