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Old   June 1, 2009, 11:57
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Hamoudi djamel
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Hello Everybody,

I have a simulation on a numerical jet of air For this I use the Star-CD with Turbulence Model K-epsilon
as you know at the beginning of the simulation we need to initialize the values of
K and epsilon ( Energy and Dissipation rate of turbulence )
to calculate these two parameters
K = 3 / 2 * (U * I)
Velocity of Jet . U = 286 m / s
I= Intensity = 5 %
K= 360,73 m2/s2


Epsilon = (cmu 3 / 4) * K (3 / 2) / L

cmu = 0,09,

L= M
ixing Length = 0.07

Epsilon = 1,25 e +04

My simulation diverge always

Please I am waiting for your Answers

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Old   July 16, 2009, 08:54
matej forman
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in fact you may specify the turbulence at inlet also by turb. intensity and length scale (usualy 0.1 - 0.07 of inlet diameter or characteristic size).

With you high velocity do you calculate the flow as compressible and do you have correct setting of the pressure boundary?

what is diverging, epsilon or continuity (pressure)?

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Old   July 31, 2009, 05:34
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I am having a somewhat similar problem. For a model i am only given the intensity and length scale for the turbulence model. How (and where) do I specify them in OF?
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