# Problem with Mass source, Momentum source theory

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 August 20, 2009, 06:10 Problem with Mass source, Momentum source theory #1 New Member   patrick Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 5 Rep Power: 10 Sponsored Links Intending to model an inlet (nozzle) that is smaller than a cell in a domain, i decided to define a mass source in the cell where my inlet is supposed to be, and to add to that mass source a momentum source. Hence I expect to rebuild the given nozzle mass flow (m_dot). Mass source UDF: m_dot/Volume _Cell Momentum source UDF: m_dot*Exit_Velocity/Volume_Cell m_dot: known from the details of the nozzle Exit_Velocity: calculated by dividing m_dot with Air_density*Exit_Area_Nozzle THE PROBLEM: on a velocity Plot of a surface crossing the chosen Cell i see a velocity distribution, where the maximum velocity is though a the chosen cell, but the amount is not near that what i had implemented (implemented Velocity was "Exit_Velocity"). THE HINK in the logic: according to the Fluent-user-guide (page 7-225) it is possible to create a mass source term (m_dot) without giving it any impuls, then create an impuls(Momentum) source term that orientates the mass. But i u look carefully at the formula of the mass source, there is already a velocity in there (logically). Then i give in Momentum source a second velocity... from there on , I'm lost. To make things easy, i chose a cell with Faces, that all have an area of 1m². Can someone please give me a clue how to manage to have a plotted maximal velocity that corresponds to implemented one....

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