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Wake induced inlet flow

Hey everyone, I am trying to model a blade 2D blade cascade in CFX, the cascade has a wake induced inlet flow, experimentally we did this using a squirrel cage type rotor with rods attached at specific intervals. Anyone have ideas how to model the inlet flow?
As I can't do a 2D type sliding mesh in CFX I had thought about mathematically modelling the time dependent inlet flow. What I am finding a hard time figuring out is as the inlet flow is time dependent, or basically the wake is moving from top to bottom with time. If anyone has an idea's to pitch I'd appreciate it.

 ghorrocks August 30, 2010 18:53

Why do you need sliding mesh? You can do this is CFX using a moving mesh.

Why can't you just put the inlet flow at an angle and use a normal stationary frame of reference?

 Saima September 3, 2010 05:35

Hello SHerif,

There is a tutorial in Fluent "Tutorial 11: Using Sliding Meshes " 2D Tutorial. In fluent problem Fluid phase Velosity (which is given in Fluent around y= -Vx) imposeed under Setup => Cell Zone Conditions.

I want to do same in CFX but i have not foung Fluid Translation in CFX. How can i do it? CFX just have "Rotaion" and stationary" option in "domain"option.

I dont want to give rotaion because i am working on 2D arirfoil(blade).

Could u pls tell me how u did it? It will really helpful for me.

Thank you,

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 Originally Posted by sherifkadry (Post 273303) Hey everyone, I am trying to model a blade 2D blade cascade in CFX, the cascade has a wake induced inlet flow, experimentally we did this using a squirrel cage type rotor with rods attached at specific intervals. Anyone have ideas how to model the inlet flow? As I can't do a 2D type sliding mesh in CFX I had thought about mathematically modelling the time dependent inlet flow. What I am finding a hard time figuring out is as the inlet flow is time dependent, or basically the wake is moving from top to bottom with time. If anyone has an idea's to pitch I'd appreciate it.

Hey Saima,
I ended up creating my wake generator using a cylinder with the axis parallel to casacade z axis. I think you can do the same, send me an email my email is basically my user name here @gmail.com.
There is linear mesh motion in CFX but if you're creating a linear wake generator it won't work as it will continually move up or down it cannot return to its initial position after traversing a period. As far as I understand.

Sherif

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 Originally Posted by Saima (Post 273871) Hello SHerif, There is a tutorial in Fluent "Tutorial 11: Using Sliding Meshes " 2D Tutorial. In fluent problem Fluid phase Velosity (which is given in Fluent around y= -Vx) imposeed under Setup => Cell Zone Conditions. I want to do same in CFX but i have not foung Fluid Translation in CFX. How can i do it? CFX just have "Rotaion" and stationary" option in "domain"option. I dont want to give rotaion because i am working on 2D arirfoil(blade). Could u pls tell me how u did it? It will really helpful for me. Thank you,

 ghorrocks September 4, 2010 06:39

For arbitrary mesh motion then forget about multiple frames of reference and use the mesh motion option. Then you can describe any motion you like.

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 Originally Posted by ghorrocks (Post 273996) For arbitrary mesh motion then forget about multiple frames of reference and use the mesh motion option. Then you can describe any motion you like.
Thanks ghorrocks, but may I ask if you have two domains one moving linearly and the other stationary how would you define the interface between them for a transient type analysis.

 ghorrocks September 5, 2010 20:12

Using a GGI, set to TRS (transient rotor-stator). That is rotating machine talk for update the interface every time step.

 berky August 14, 2011 20:55

transient sliding interface

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 Originally Posted by sherifkadry (Post 274017) Thanks ghorrocks, but may I ask if you have two domains one moving linearly and the other stationary how would you define the interface between them for a transient type analysis.

I'm currently simulating the similar situation in cfx. In other words, I'm trying to find out the peak pressure change on both stationary container and moving train while moving train passes in the vicinity of stationary container. The computational domain consists of the moving and stationary domain. Moving domain comprises passenger train whilst stationary domain includes stationary containers.

I've refined the hyperbolic mesh close to the boundary layer of the train whilst it is loose away from the wall. The mesh quality for moving domain is between 0.5-1. It is between 0.9-1.0 for the stationary frame.

I've also chosen translational periodicity between inlet-outlet of each domains to make sure that the information transfer is continuous. Re number for moving domain is chosen as 2.10^5, which corresponds to a 20 m/s.

I've employed the transient LES simulation with a General Connection interface between moving domian and stationary domain (GGI) in the first place to see the effect of passing train on the container. However, I couldn't see enough information transfer from moving domain into the stationary one. Do you guys have any idea of what else I shall check/consider in the model or in the boundary conditions/solver control?

 ghorrocks August 15, 2011 19:03

Have you used a transient rotor stator GGI as the above thread comments?

 berky August 16, 2011 17:26

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 Originally Posted by ghorrocks (Post 320166) Have you used a transient rotor stator GGI as the above thread comments?
Hey Glen,