# re: Massflow reset in CFX 10

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 March 12, 2007, 14:12 re: Massflow reset in CFX 10 #1 Wooster Guest   Posts: n/a Sponsored Links Hi, I'm inducing flow in a model via the massflow option. The massflow is 0.18 lbm/sec. This is inputted into the inlet and outlet (mass conservation). When the model is ready, it shows a proper distribution of massflow (equal throughout) but the inlet and outlet values are between 1E-4 and 3E-3 lbm/sec. I'm stuck trying to figure out how on earth 0.18 went to 0.001. Any suggestions? I feel as though there is some check box lurking in the background I should've checked. For troubleshooting, the inlet was setup with the massflow, the outlet condition was setup with a massflow and the "Scale Mass Flows". Thanks! M

 March 12, 2007, 15:14 Re: re: Massflow reset in CFX 10 #2 Joe Guest   Posts: n/a Setting mass flow on both the inlet and outlet BCs is going to lead to issues. Set a mass flow at the inlet and let the outlet calculate itself with an outlet-type BC.

 March 12, 2007, 18:06 Re: re: Massflow reset in CFX 10 #3 Wooster Guest   Posts: n/a What would you suggest the outlet condition to be? I would know most if not all the inlet conditions, but the outlet is an unknown. By forcing the massflow at the outlet I was thinking I'd have something to plug in. While its not a big thing with most of my models, there are a few where I need to setup a design and examine the differential pressure CFX calculates (outlet pressure/flow unknown).

 March 12, 2007, 21:12 Re: re: Massflow reset in CFX 10 #4 klarke Guest   Posts: n/a your question is not closed at all for such boundary conditon.(U,v,w,P),where is the p reference?

 March 14, 2007, 22:51 Re: re: Massflow reset in CFX 10 #5 HekLeR Guest   Posts: n/a ok, masflow outlet and total pressure inlet?? works fine if the flow is not choked.

 March 16, 2007, 21:08 Re: re: Massflow reset in CFX 10 #6 Wooster Guest   Posts: n/a Ok, I'm using for a particular model the inlet massflow (which is now working) and an outlet pressure condition of zero psi (good call Joe). This will work for this model. If there is a reference pressure (say 300 psi) how will the zero pressure outlet effect it? I have a model where I know some basic flow into the part, the reference pressure, but I know nothing of the outlet. In fact that is what I'm trying to figure out is whether the set of designs will improve dp and cooling of the device. Klarke, I don't know quite what you are asking. Now the model I'm working on has empirical data and so I'm busy benchmarking CFX against it. As for geometry, its a simple water jet blasting a hot plate. I have some volumetric heating questions but I'll save 'em for another thread. Thanks!

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