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 tom.j.87 April 30, 2011 04:36

Problem with convergence residuals

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Hi, I´m student, now I´m working on my thesis work on topic Car body. I have problem with value of residual.

I created model of sports car (half model exactly) and wind tunnel (size tunnel: 7 metres width, 6 metres high, 90 length). This all was imported to Star-ccm+. Mesh have 1 241 000 cells (polyhedral).

Flow conditions are: Three dimensional, Gas, Cell quality remediation, Coupled flow, Motion are stationary, Constant density, Time is steady, Viscous regime was selected Turbulent, Reynolds - Averaged Navier Stokes, K - Omega turbulence, SST (Menter) K-Omega, All y+ Wall Treatment.

On the start of tunnel is condition: velocity inlet (28 km/h, and in the end of tunnel is condition pressure outlet (0 Pa). Car and road have condition Wall, other side of tunnel have condition Symmetry.

Program calculted residuals as you can see on picture. I read somewhere about boundary of convergence is to be 10-4. During 800 iterations curves residual are decreased, and after were not change to the 2800 iteration. Then I stopped it . I´m tried change turbulent flow on laminar on 2850 iterations. I´m tried show of flow (pics enclosed), and I don´t know if the results with this mistake residuas can be right. My computer calculated this results 2 days, approximate numb is 50 iteration/hour (Pentium i3, 8gb ram)