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Old   September 26, 2018, 12:15
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Hi everyone! I'm a quite new user with Fluent and tried for several days to create an UDF for my case without success. I'll explain it:
I have an airbox with an inlet and two different outlets, the discharge (small) one and the main (big) one. Time steady, pressure based.

In the small one I have to set this Boundary Condition: Pressure =0 (atmospheric pressure) and Velocity gradient = 0. But if I've correctly understand reading other threads here, Velocity gradient in all inlet and outlet BCs is always set to 0 by default, so in this outlet I should just choose the Pressure outlet BC and set gauge pressure = 0 right?

In the big pressure outlet instead I've to set zero gradient for both velocity and pressure so, for the assumption made before, I've to write and UDF just for zero pressure gradient. I've made several up to this:

/*****outlet BC - zero pressure gradient*****/

#include "udf.h"
DEFINE_PROFILE(outlet_pressure_big, thread, position)
face_t f;
real t = CURRENT_TIME;
float C_P_G(c,t)[2];
C_P_G(c,t)[2] = 0;
F_PROFILE(f, thread, position) = C_P_G(c,t)[2];
end_f_loop(f, thread)
but I received these two errors:
line 8: parse error. -in the line float C_P_G(c,t)[2];-
line 9: invalid type conversion: float -> pointer to char. -in the line C_P_G(c,t)[2] = 0;-

Probably the solution will be very easy but since I'm still a newbie with Fluent in this moment i can't figure it out myself, I'd really appreciate your help, thanks!
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Old   April 28, 2022, 05:12
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Hi Alessandro,

I am also stuck in a similar problem. How were you able to give the zero pressure gradient condition at the outlet?

Thank you
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