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Daniel May 2, 2006 14:46

Timesteps in steady state
Hi everyone, I am a student who is recently new to CFX. I have some question regarding timesteps in steady state flows.

1. Is there a good web page about choosing timesteps.

2. If I have problems converging, how to know if it is the mesh or the flow which is causing the problem.

3. How does CFX choose timestep when using auto timestep function

4. Is there a cook-book metod of choosing timestep (eg "If convergence curve that way - Do this ..." etc)

Thanks - Daniel

Feel free to answer all or just one of the questions above, all replies are welcome

Glenn Horrocks May 2, 2006 18:26

Re: Timesteps in steady state

Have a look in the CFX documentation. It discusses all the issues you raise.

Regards, Glenn Horrocks

TB May 4, 2006 01:13

Re: Timesteps in steady state
2. try the unsteady simulation with the same BC and see if convergence problem can be solved. Try adding some monitor point on the area that you think it will cause problem.

prayskyer June 1, 2006 02:10

Re: Timesteps in steady state
these r huge problems i concern!

could anyone help him and me!!!

so glad u can do this!!!

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