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Squid April 12, 2010 08:06

Shear force on rotating disk
I'm new to floworks and I am modelling a Tesla turbine on floworks but cant get it to show the shear force that is acting on the disk.

I have a really simple model of an inlet that leads the fluid between 2 disks that I have spinning at a certain rpm and there is a hole in the centre of the disks for the water to flow out off. I can get do a surface plot or a 3D plot to show the pressure at different parts of the model but I am unable to make it show the shear force that is acting on disk.

Is there anyway to do this?

Any help would be much appreciated.

MuxaB April 14, 2010 09:30

shear force can be viewed in the latest version 9.4 and for that you need to request this output in the Output tab. I think the option is called "Critical shear stress"

ignatz April 17, 2010 16:33

You say you are "new to floworks". Do you mean to be in the FLOW-3D forum? If you're using Cosmos Floworks, the users here won't be able to help.

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