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 h.jaz March 7, 2013 11:40

Hypersonic- Solver Problem with Star CCM+

Hi,

I am currently doing My Final year project and I am using Star-CCM+7.06.009 to model Hypersonic flow and Really need help with the things mentioned below.

I am Modelling Hypersonic flow past a waverider (simple caret shaped). I am importing my part from Proe. I have a fluid box around the waverider. I am modelling the inlet and other four sides as free stream while the outlet is modeled as pressure outlet.

I think modelling the outlet as pressure outlet is kind of wrong because the outlet flow is still supersonic. I have contacted other academic and he suggested using what he called "Continuative" boundary i.e. the values at the cells of the outlet boundary is the same as the values of the previous cells which makes sense. However, I cannot find such boundary in Star-CCM+. Does Anyone knows how to set such boundary or what is the best way to model the outlet boundary in a Hypersonic flow?

Does anyone know whether the size of the fluid box around the WR Matters? I currently do not think that it matters because the flow is supersonic?

Also, I am finding it hard to obtain convergence in the Y&z momentum does any one knows of optimal Mesh size and Courant Number? Because currently higher Mesh size with Courant number~0.5 gives better convergence then the same mesh with Courant number=0.1?

Since the waverider is intended to be cruising I am modelling the flow as steady do you think this model is correct?

Any suggestion on modelling Hypersonic flow is appreciated.