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SB123 June 5, 2013 12:23

Convergence of flow past finned body
I'm running a 2D simulation of flow pass a finned body similar to the classic problem of flow past a cylinder. I'm working with Re #'s starting at 5. x10^5. When I work with a laminar model i get 'convergence' as my residuals are all below 0.01. but that doesn't seem right.
When I try a turbulent model (primarily working with k-omega, though I feel as though I've tried them all) the Tke and Sdr ends up on the order of 100 by the end of a 25 second simulation.which is at times taking me several days to run:mad:

I feel like I've looked everywhere for the issue:
-I've checked the 2D mesh for cell quality, skewness etc. and everything seems find there
-I've taken the time step down to as low as 1.0 x 10^-5
-The inner iterations up to 25
- I've tried lowering the under-relaxation factors for the k-omega turbulence solver to .2 and the k-omega turbulent viscosity to .2 the segregated velocity to 0.4 and pressure to 0.1

I can't seem to figure out what's going on and it's driving me nuts
are there any other thoughts or suggestions here?:confused:

eenee222 June 21, 2013 11:41

I have a similar problem. It would be great if anyone can give recommendations!

lava12005 June 22, 2013 12:20

You should describe your simulation more I think.
Does the residual stay there or keep increasing?
What about other residual? Or maybe check something more physical such as drag coefficient, do they converge?
What about the boundary layer mesh? y+?
Any error during running such as limited turbulent viscosity ratio or any other error?

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