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Old   April 8, 2004, 20:41
Default Equivalent area in 2D axi-symmetric model
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I am working on a steam turbine rotor-stator interaction problem. As part of the solution, i am solving with 2D axisymmetric model first and proceeding to the 3D sector model for further analysis. I know the 3D area of the inlet and i want to model the 2D equivalent length. Can I use the formula, 3D area = pi*(R2Sq. - R1sq.) to get the R2 value.

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Old   April 9, 2004, 15:45
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if you know the radius then use it as the equivalent length in 2D.

i hope this helps

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