# 2D Venturimeter Analysis Problems

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 November 30, 2015, 16:06 2D Venturimeter Analysis Problems #1 New Member   Sean Join Date: Nov 2015 Posts: 3 Rep Power: 10 Hi guys, I have a problem to model the flow of water through a ventuimeter using ANSYS WORKBENCH 14; FLUENT, however I am a bit of a beginner and am having some problems setting up my solutions. I had set up the analysis as 2D, and modelled the top half of the geometry (the line of symmetry is set up as an axis in the set-up) and created a bias in the mesh towards the venturi throat. In my set up I use the k-epsilon model as the flow is turbulent and have enhanced wall treatment enabled. The fluid is water and is defined as such, and enters the pipe at a velocity of 4.77 m/s as defined in ANSYS. The inlet is set as a velocity inlet, centreline as an axis, wall as a wall and outlet as a pressure outlet. However when I run my calculation the solution does not converge and I am continually faced with being told that the flow is reversed? Any help at all on how to successfully setup my problem and obtain solutions would be kindly received. Cheers

 November 30, 2015, 17:45 #2 New Member   Join Date: Nov 2015 Posts: 4 Rep Power: 10 Hi! Did you elongate the outlet to avoid backflow? henriktheking likes this.

November 30, 2015, 18:30
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 Originally Posted by Cocofeliz Hi! Did you elongate the outlet to avoid backflow?
I just read an older post after I started this thread. Back in tomorrow afternoon so will try that and update. Thanks!

 December 1, 2015, 00:48 #4 New Member   Join Date: Nov 2015 Posts: 4 Rep Power: 10 Perfect! Good luck and keep us updated!

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 Originally Posted by Cocofeliz Perfect! Good luck and keep us updated!
That sorted it I think, thanks for the help! Is there a reason why I was having that problem with a shorter length?

 December 1, 2015, 15:49 #6 New Member   Join Date: Nov 2015 Posts: 4 Rep Power: 10 Yep. The flow probably detaches at the venturi's wall. This creates a backflow that difficults the convergence. Since this is probably your case, you may want to check the k omega sst model, instead of the k epsilon ewt. In models with detached flow like venturis, it may underpredict the pressure losses. But i'm new also in this, so dont trust me much

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