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Glenn November 7, 2002 07:56

Axial and z-velocity
Can anyone tell me the difference between Axial velocity and z-velocity??? I modelling flow over a cylinder and the contours of these are very different! Thanks

moiami November 19, 2002 03:11

Re: Axial and z-velocity
Axial velocity usually have something to do with rotational movement, and z-velocity with translational movement. Check out Fluent User's Guide Vol1 for more info

Alamgir November 20, 2002 00:42

Re: Axial and z-velocity
Axial velocity is directed from the center of the geometry and going any directions towards the peripheri but in case of z-velocity it directs only one direction normal to the plane.


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