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Old   August 1, 2002, 17:55
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I am studying chaotic mixing in microchannels. My model is 200 microns wide, 100 microns high, and 1500 microns long. My velocity is 2 cm/s.

I used a hexahedral submap mesh with a spacing of 5 microns to give me 256000 cells.

I am looking at just velocity fields, and then applying a UDS species.

I want to converge my flow to a level that is appropriate. How do I determine this? My residual plots keep decreasing. Are they supposed to level out? I've done 700 iterations and it gets to 1e-8 and is still decreasing. Do I need more iterations? What timestep should I be using? How do I input that?

thanks very much. I am new.

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Old   August 2, 2002, 02:14
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Hi. You can create a surface plot where you can monitor values of say temperature in a point or a surface. That might help you to determine if your case has converged.

Cheers Christian
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