# Convergence in Flow between corotating disks

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 December 5, 2003, 12:06 Convergence in Flow between corotating disks #1 Felipe Guest   Posts: n/a Hi everybody, My model do not convergence, I am searching the cause of it but I have not found, My model is a Sink Flow between corotating disks. I set the following: 2D Axisymmetric swirl, steady, Laminar,incompressible. Boundary conditions, inlet_velocity, outlet_pressure, walls with rotational speed. the three components of velocity convergence but the Continuity do not convergence, the flux report presents a difference value of 0,0344 % but this value is not so representative if the solution do not convergence. I´ve tried it, decreasing the under_relaxation factors, I´ve checked the mesh and check the boundary conditions. Also I reduce the inlet velocity (to assure laminar) and convergence is not reached. Please, help me. I´d appreciatte your suggestions Felipe Rey

 December 5, 2003, 13:06 Re: Convergence in Flow between corotating disks #2 ap Guest   Posts: n/a What kind of discretization scheme are you using? Try to obtain a converged solution with first order, then switch to second or higher order schemes. Hi ap

 December 5, 2003, 14:42 Re: Convergence in Flow between corotating disks #3 Felipe Guest   Posts: n/a Hi ap thanks for your help pressure : PRESTO! P-V coupling: Simple Momentum, swirl velocity = Second order Upwind I´ve made changes on discretization to first order schemes and the continuity do not convergence. Felipe

 December 6, 2003, 08:59 Re: Convergence in Flow between corotating disks #4 ap Guest   Posts: n/a I don't know if it will work in your case, but sometimes increasing the under-relaxation factor of Pressure to 0.5-0.6 helps in continuty convergence. Try something like: Pressure -> 0.5 - 0.6 Momentunm -> 0.4 Hi ap

 December 8, 2003, 09:18 Re: Convergence in Flow between corotating disks #5 Felipe Guest   Posts: n/a Thank you for your suggestion, but in my case increasing the URF for pressure didn´t help, continuity continue without convergence. Besides the residuals for continuity stabilize, and get a value of 0.15 and the criterion I am trying to reach is 0.001. At first I used: pressure 0.3 density 1 body forces 1 momentum 0.7 swirl velocity 0.9 and I tried pressure 0.6 and 0.9 density 1 body forces 1 momentum 0.4 swirl velocity 0.9 My geometry is small in x coordinate (trying to get laminar flow) (0,508mm X 101.6 mm). Re=30 (Reynolds for pipes using Hydraulic diameter. I hope you or someonelse have more suggestions. Thanks Felipe

 January 5, 2004, 07:32 Re: Convergence in Flow between corotating disks #6 sijal ahmed Guest   Posts: n/a it is not necessary that u get 0.001 for convergence. some times although solution has been reached but still the value do not go beyond some limit as in ur case. second way may be using double precision also refer to fluent manual for further help

 January 6, 2004, 07:18 Re: Convergence in Flow between corotating disks #7 Felipe Guest   Posts: n/a Thank you for your suggestions sijal ahmed My model is already convergenced, the residuals definition is different as in FIDAP and just changing the initial conditions to others not so closed to final solution, the convergence under 0.001 appears. So, it is true that is not necesary to reach this value of convergence since the values of the solution don´t change anymore. thanks again Felipe Rey

 January 27, 2004, 11:20 Re: Convergence in Flow between corotating disks #8 ace Guest   Posts: n/a its better for you to read Fluent manual for convergence..... Hope it solves your problem

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