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GOVIP July 14, 2011 12:32

UDF for velocity dependant of time
im trying to create a UDF so that the velocity will be dependant of time

What i want to do exactly is:

At 0 seconds to 1 seconds, the velocity is at 0 m/s
and from 1 seconds to time x, the velocity will be at 2 m/s

This applies at the inlet, can anybody help me with this?

From the searching the forums, i have found an example similar to what i want to do, and i did a little modification to it, here it is:

real velocity;
real the_current_time;
face_t f;

the_current_time = CURRENT_TIME;

if ((the_current_time_time>=0) && (the_current_time<1))
if ((the_current_time>=1))


but for some reason when i use interpret , it says parse error at line 5,

Can someone please help me with this?

thank you in advance for your time.

johnwinter August 12, 2011 03:34

i have few suggestions
1.use float/double instead of real
2. try compiling instead intrepret
3.chenge to end_f_loop(f,t) instead end_loop(f,t)

Erny August 22, 2011 10:15

if ((the_current_time_time>=0) && (the_current_time<1))

should this not read

if ((the_current_time>=0) && (the_current_time<1)) ??

niravtm007 August 29, 2011 02:27

velocity inlet udf
hiii friends i am entirely new to using udf's in fluent. I have a cubical geometry, with two inlets on perpendicular adjacent faces. i have to implement udf to only one of the conditions.
i have two cases
1) parabolic velocity inlet ( space varient)
2) sinusodial velocity velocity inlet ( time variant)
can any one pls send me the udf ( codes) ...

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