# How do I use the axisymmetric model?

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 October 15, 2003, 09:42 How do I use the axisymmetric model? #1 mspilot Guest   Posts: n/a Dear all: Recently, I am trying to use the aximsymmetric model to solve an unsteady state problem but I just fail. The console window told me that the x-momentum diverge as soon as I started the program. I even tried to initalize the radial velocity with a non-zero number but got the same result. Did I do anything wrong?

 October 15, 2003, 10:49 Re: How do I use the axisymmetric model? #2 cp Guest   Posts: n/a Hi One of the reasons is: Did u make sure that ur axis of symmetry is 'X-Axis' ? and, there should not be any cells below the x-axis, ?? Chendhil.

 October 16, 2003, 06:29 Re: How do I use the axisymmetric model? #3 mspilot Guest   Posts: n/a mmm, I set the x-axis as the radial axis and y-axis is the axis of symmetry. Is it necessary to set the y-axis as symmetry axis? Besides, do you mean that I have to establish the model geometry in the positive coordinate value?

 October 16, 2003, 08:43 Re: How do I use the axisymmetric model? #4 Nandu Guest   Posts: n/a the x-axis must be the axis of symmetry and the y axis must be the radial axis

 October 18, 2003, 03:19 Re: How do I use the axisymmetric model? #5 mspilot Guest   Posts: n/a Thank you very much. It could work well now.

 July 30, 2011, 07:21 #6 New Member   soroush.armd@yahoo.com Join Date: Jul 2011 Posts: 5 Rep Power: 13 hi,i have a question about axisymmetric model,there are some options in boundry pannel to assign velocity in both axisymmetric and axisymmetric swirl model,what is difference btw those?

 August 1, 2011, 09:23 #7 Member   JP Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 57 Rep Power: 17 Axisymmetric model is used when the geometry is axisymmetric (for example, flow through a pipe, where you can model just a 2D half-section of the pipe). Here, there is no flow in the z-axis. In axisymmetric swirl, there is swirling flow in the z-axis (normal to the geometry plane). For example, liquid swirling in a circular vessel.

August 3, 2011, 08:15
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if x-axis is at 0,0,0 location then turing that boundary to symmetry gives warning msg and by translating axis it produces wrong results. can you tell me in that case what should I do?

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 Originally Posted by cp ;108482 Hi One of the reasons is: Did u make sure that ur axis of symmetry is 'X-Axis' ? and, there should not be any cells below the x-axis, ?? Chendhil.