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M_Tidswell April 15, 2013 14:38

Inlet boundary conditions from profile data
Dear All

I have applied an inlet boundary condition from a previous simulations outlet using profile data and it looks great for the first 20mm or so however.... just after that a section of essentially stationary fluid develops for about 300mm right against the wall like a very shallow bump. This doesn't exist in the full size flow so it is developing due to the implementation of the profile data inlet condition.
Has anyone else come across this? Is there any way to eliminate it?
I have tried manipulating the data a bit to see if it is an issue with the velocity data but it appears not.

Many thanks


ghorrocks April 15, 2013 19:09

Please post an image. But as you describe it is probably the flow developing from your inlet condition to a flow more suited to the geometry, and that transition involves a separation.

M_Tidswell April 29, 2013 09:17


It turned out there was an adverse pressure gradient that the velocity inlet was not accounting for. I tried using a total pressure and direction inlet with far more positive results, thank you for your input it hadn't occurred to me that the outlet would only sample the selected variable. By drawing a line at the point i was reducing the domain too in tandem with a total pressure and direction option the feature is far less dominant.

Many thanks once again


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