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Old   May 27, 2014, 12:51
Unhappy Problems about streamline in the axial diffuser
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Hi, all.
This is my simulation of one centrifugal compressor. The BC of inlet is 1 atm for total pressure, 288.15 K for total temperature, axial direction for flow direction, and the BC of outlet is 3.4 atm for static pressure. The rotating speed of impeller is 28000 rpm.
When I checked the results in the view of B2B in CFD-post, I found the streamline in the axial diffuser was curly (the right one)while the upstream streamline in the radial diffuser (the left one )looked normal. Has anyone got this problem before?

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Do you mean the ripples in the streamlines?

This could be a numerical artifact:
* Rerun with a finer mesh
* Converge tighter
* Better mesh quality

and see if it goes away.

OR it could be real. Turbulence transition looks somewhat like that.
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