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Alexander Tham Keat Fu June 19, 2012 03:30

Transient run taking too long time
Hi all.

My name is Alexander. I am running transient run for solid-liquid flow in a horizontal annulus.

I am facing a problem, which is my run is taking too long time. It sums up to 3 days and still running.

Previously, I have make changes in my setup as I read the related posts in this forum.

My current time step is of 0.001 s and my run is computed over a period of 100s. My model length is only 2 ft!!!

May I know what are the potential problems that I may have not identified in my setup?

Thank you very much.

Alexander Tham

oj.bulmer June 19, 2012 14:48

Have you considered using adaptive time-stepping?

In case if you choose to use that, make sure you select a reasonable residual target and convergence criteria. If you select too stringent and aggressive convergence target (i.e. small), adaptive time-stepping takes very small time-steps, and convergence takes like aeons.

Also, running local parallel may help in speeding things up.


Alexander Tham Keat Fu June 19, 2012 21:11

Thanks, OJ.

I will try using adaptive time step and let you know how is the progress. In addition to that, may I know in a normal transient simulation, how long would it takes?

Thanks. Appreciate your feedback.


mauricio June 20, 2012 06:53

How long it'd take may depend on several things, the models that determine the amount of equations solved, the timestep size, the convergence criteria, the mesh resolution... Did you do a mesh sensitivity analysis to check you're not using a mesh that is too fine for this purpose?

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