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Old   August 11, 2017, 01:57
Default Velocity Outlet with Unknown Mixture?
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Is this possible? I have an axisymmetric can with slots. Air is going into the slots and coming out, varying sinusoidally. A small amount of fuel is injected at constant velocity for combustion inside, and I'm assuming that the reaction negligibly affects the airflow in and out.

Right now, I'm using a UDF to vary the velocity at a velocity BC and a basic species model; I specified only air in/out from the velocity BC (O2 molar concentration = .21). When the velocity turns negative, will this BC force only air to leave the can?

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A bit more basic question; why are you specifying both an inflow and outflow? conservation of mass should account for the outflow if the inflow is specified, and fixing both may easily lead to errors
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Thank you for your reply. Since the simulation is transient, mass may build up inside the can, but, overall, the amount of air entering/exiting the can is much higher than the amount of fuel, so the pressure inside should stay nearly constant.

After reviewing my transient simulation, it seems that products are allowed to exit the air slots (correct me if I'm wrong...).
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If you use a pressure outlet as a boundary condition, all phases can leave the domain. If you use degassing, only the secondary phase can leave the domain through the slots. For all other outlet b.c., I have not worked with them but I suppose both phases can leave.

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