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Old   April 5, 2010, 08:49
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Hi to everyone !

I am trying to simulate a moving grid using Fluent dynamic mesh. I have created a structured quad mesh and used layering as a dynamic meshing technique. The grid motion is set from the Dynamic mesh zones Create/Edit menu as User-defined and the UDF supplied is the following :

Thread *tf = DT_THREAD(dt);
face_t f;
Node *v;
real NV_VEC(axis);
real displ;
int n;

displ=-17.2*dtime; // grid displacement
NV_D(axis, =, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0);

v = F_NODE(f,tf,n);
/* update node if the current node has not been previously
visited when looping through previous faces */
/* indicate that node position has been update
so that it's not updated more than once */
NV_V_VS(NODE_COORD(v), =, NODE_COORD(v), +, axis,*,displ);

This simple UDF was based on the DEFINE_GRID_MOTION example in the fluent 12 UDF manual. What it actually does is that it displaces the mesh on the Y-axis (axis : 0, 1,0), by -17.2 * time_step (17.2 is the mesh velocity).

The UDF compiles and loads and the mesh moves and new elements are generated/merged at stationary zones.

But my problem is that when I calculate the mesh velocity, by simply finding its displacement between two times, the mesh velocity is substantially lower than the one set in the UDF (~10m/sec instead of 17.2m/sec) !

What I am missing here? Any ideas are welcome.

Thank you in advance.
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Old   April 5, 2010, 10:44
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I am posting myself because I found the cause of the problem. The problem was not the UDF at all, but the wrong time intervals for the extraction of the output data files.
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Old   February 27, 2011, 05:51
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have you, sir , tutorials a bout this domain?
my boreblem is to similate fllaping NACA0012 in 2D of tow degree of 2 freedom.
I try to do it with moving gird mesh , but i cant do it .
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Old   December 24, 2016, 11:50
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hello everyone.
does anyone know how to write define grid motion udf with cylindrical coordinates?
thanks in advance.
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