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Old   February 9, 2017, 12:11
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Hi,
I'm working on a valve plate simulation and want to start with and 10 wedge of a fully rotational symmetric setup. Currently, there is one rigid body in my Pre setup. This is, where the first questions arise [at this point, a little more detail in the cfx help would be nice]:

1) When I only compute 10, my mass of the rigid body is 10 / 360 times the original one, correct?
2) The spring force - as not area dependant - should be the full constant, not scaled, correct?

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[edit: for ease of reading]
due to the fact, that my body moves, when it should not move as the driving pressure difference is much to small -> more precise: it should get pushed into its seat with the conditions applying

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Old   February 9, 2017, 17:36
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I do not really understand your question - computers understand nested parenthesis just fine but it overloads a human front side bus .

If you are modelling a 10 degree wedge of a axisymmetric model with a rigid body simulation then yes, the 10 degree wedge should have 10/360 of the mass but the spring should have 10/360 of the spring constant.

The natural frequency of a spring mass system is f = k sqrt(k/m). So to keep the frequency the same with 10/360 of the mass the spring constant will also need to be 10/360.
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thanks so far - and especially for the explanation ... I edited the first post for the ease of reading.

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Old   February 16, 2017, 12:26
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Hi again & sorry for the double post, but as this belongs to the same case, perhaps its ok to ask follow-ups.

I created the mentioned rigid body system with mass and spring as my measurable system. Now the piston moves out of the working chamber, expanding the air inside. That works so far, but when comparing measured data to simulation, the expansion is way to slow and uses a far to low pressure difference to open. As this simulation is adiabatic as well as air with ideal gas, it should be closer to an ideal expansion with lower pressure difference.
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If I put the same system into matlab, solve the ode for a simple force induced mass-spring-system, I get a reasonable lift with oscillation


Has anyone experienced such things with cfx rigid body modelling?

[edit] ok .. I files a service request and will share a possible solution afterwards

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