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michel2008 February 7, 2013 07:47

pressure correction or mesh quality
Dear all,

I am trying to simulate laminar flow in micro-cylinders embedded in a rectangular microchannel so I simplified the model with a unit cell which is a square microchannel including a micro-cylinder with an inlet and outlet by apply periodic boundary condition in the inlet and outlet (I used mass-flow rate for inlet boundary condition).
The point is when I applied periodic boundary condition in Fluent, an error just appeared before the first iteration calculating solution "divergence detected in AMG solver-pressure correction" . Although I tried to overcome this problem by reducing under relaxation factor and change some parameters in solution control, unfortunately I could not be able to solve it.
In the other hand when I want to make periodic region in inlet and outlet in mesh utility, but the coordinate system light yellow prevent to well define it.

I suggest maybe it is related to mesh quality and i have to make a finer mesh, do you have any suggestion about the mesh or solving this problem.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


mrenergy February 7, 2013 08:28

Hi michel

I think it is not mesh quality related problem ... the convergence happens before the solution at all ...

It seems to be a problem in the boundary conditions ...
review ALL your boundary conditions CAREFULLY, and check that is physically consistent and acceptable.



michel2008 February 7, 2013 11:57

Dear Mamdouh

Thanks for your reply.

I have checked and it seems there is not anything wrong in boundary condition. But when I tried to change to a finer mesh, the solution give me the same error after 2 iteration. Do you think this problem would be solved with a special mesh or you have any idea about it?


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