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Luigi November 15, 2012 08:19

Adding and resolve a differential equation
I have a transport equation of a scalar C in which it appears another (vectorial) variable i.
Also I have a differential equation of i: div(i)=0.
Can I introduce and resolve this equation in Ansys CFX, or it supports only algebraic equations?

cdegroot November 15, 2012 16:50

Yes you can add additional transport equations in CFX.

Luigi November 16, 2012 05:52

The problem is that I haven't a transport equation, but an additional differential equation to be solved

brunoc November 20, 2012 17:50

Well, \nabla\bullet\textbf{i} = 0 is also a transport equation. Do you mean you want to solve only this equation and not the others?

If that is the case, you can add and the following Expert Parameters to your simulation:


FLOW: Flow Analysis 1
    solve energy = f
    solve fluids = f
    solve turbulence = f

You can also go to 'Insert > Solver > Expert Parameters > Model Over-rides' and disable other equations you see fit.


Luigi November 21, 2012 06:51

I have a transport equation of the variable C, in which there is a term containing i; also, I have the equation div i = 0. So, I have a system of two equation. I don't know how I can solve the latter equation

brunoc November 21, 2012 07:29

You have four variables (C, ix, iy, iz) but only two equations. Aren't you missing two extra equations to close your problem?

Luigi November 21, 2012 08:05

I think you're right! Maybe I need others equations. I will study better my problem

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