# How much does a skewed element effect a solution ?

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 April 5, 2002, 09:44 How much does a skewed element effect a solution ? #1 joseph Guest   Posts: n/a Sponsored Links HI How much does a skewed hexahedral element effect a solution in CFX 5.5 ?(structured grid),especially in a MFR problem what is the least angle recomended by CFX 5.5. from 0-90 deg? thanks joseph

 April 5, 2002, 23:43 Re: How much does a skewed element effect a soluti #2 Neale Guest   Posts: n/a CFX-5 can handle fairly bad skew angles, say >10-20 deg. The quality of the solution is going to rely mainly on how many you have. If 50% of your elements are skewed, then your going to have a tough time, and you will probably get a bad answer. If 5% are skewed, then you might be OK. Neale

 April 7, 2002, 17:10 Re: How much does a skewed element effect a soluti #3 steve Guest   Posts: n/a It depends a lot on where the cells are, i.e. in the far-field where the flow is roughly constant the solver will have little problem with highly skewed cells. However in the boundary layer or in the vicinity of a shock you should have orthogonal cells. The best way to check if skewed cells are degrading the solution is to perform a grid convergence test - i.e. double the grid resolution and see if the results change. You should also plot the residuals in post and see if the largest residuals are in the highly skewed cells.

 April 8, 2002, 00:21 thank you steve and Neale #4 joseph Guest   Posts: n/a hi, thanks for your valuable comments. Joseph

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