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Old   February 20, 2021, 00:32
Default Velocity contours and velocity profiles for a rotor
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Dear all,

As part of my school project I was given the task of plotting contours of axial, radial and tangential velocity for a rotor and profiles for the same velocities as function of the radial coordinates r normalised. I'm solving a transient simulation with a dynamic mesh.

The problem is that I don't know how to exactly obtain the graphs. I tried using lines along the X direction (which I understand gives me the variation of the radial coordinates) as seen in the following picture:


Then I use this line to plot a graph of X distance vs. Axial velocity in CFD-Post, for different downstream distances (z/R) and I obtain the following:


I'm supposed to get this graph:


And apparently the curves are all right for the radial velocity too but then there is no tangential velocity on CFD-Post, so I had to move to FLUENT and this time the curves did not match:



Besides, when I try to plot contours of velocity they also seem different. I'm trying to plot them on the XY plane (all the velocities) but they do not have the form that they should.

How should I exactly plot these values and obtain the graphs? If there is anybody who has done this, their help would be very much appreciated! Thank you in advance for your attention!

Below I attach links to the sources that I'm using for the simulation and the graphs.

As a reference I use the following video:
CFD Tutorial - Axial Fan simulation | ANSYS Fluent:
And the following article:

CFD actuator disk solutions for a helicopter rotor in hover flight
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