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fanta1014 January 26, 2010 03:06

Set the inflow condition from the outflow
Hi, I want to get the outflow velocity value and set them as the inlet velocity. For example, the distance between the inlet and outlet is 10 meters. I will set U_inlet(x,y,z,t) = U_outlet(x+10,y,z,t). How to make it? I have read the User Fortran. But I do not know how to get a obtain a velocity from point(x,y,z). Can you help me? Thank you!

ghorrocks January 26, 2010 17:21

No, this is not the way to do it. You will need to use a periodic boundary condition. V12 has a lot of extra features for this type of boundary to do exactly what you are trying to do.

fanta1014 January 26, 2010 21:36

Hi ghorrocks, thank you. I find that in V12 they are rotational periodic condition such as turbo. But actually I want to rescale the outflow velocity and reintroduce it to the inlet. I am afraid that 's not regular periodic interface operation. So is there any way to realize it?

ghorrocks January 26, 2010 21:47

Can you explain what you are trying to do? What you are describing does not sounds physically possible as it does not conserve mass.

fanta1014 January 26, 2010 22:22

I want to do a transient simulation. The inflow velocity at the inlet is computed from the outflow velocity at the outlet on every time step. For example, U_inlet(x,y,z,t)=2*U_outlet(x,y,z,t). This is just an example. Actually the transformation is a little complex and not just multiply 2. Is this clear?

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