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Calculation of Wall Shear Stress

Posted February 1, 2014 at 21:53 by Nucleophobe
Updated February 2, 2014 at 01:10 by Nucleophobe

Originally Posted by Dave442 View Post
Hi Glen,

Sorry, I wasn't asking you to check my calculations or anything. I was just wondering, as I cant find the definition in the theory manual, if the wall shear stress vector is definitely derived in CFX from the dot product of the viscous stress tensor and the unit normal vector as follows:

Tau = T . n

T = viscous stress tensor
n = surface normal vector
Tau = wall shear stress vector

As far as my axes are concerned, I generated
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