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Old   July 21, 2004, 23:08
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hi ,i found it difficult to setting the roughness height and roughness constant when i am modeling the flow in pipe.the friction constant is f=0.0012,so how to deal with it ??? by the way i could not find Schlichting's book
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Old   July 24, 2004, 03:44
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hi, I did'nt get what u exactly mean by saying finding it difficult. but for activating roughness on your wall BC panel u should note that for laminar flow have a laminar sublayer which makes rooughness unimportant. so do as follows: go to define models viscous ana choose one of the three turbulent models of Spalart.. ,k-epsilon or k-omega and then if u go to BC panel and then u want to set wall BC on the Momentum panel which is now activated u'll find roughness hope this will help
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Old   July 24, 2004, 07:46
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wellúČI see what u mean ,but i am wondering how to determine the exact value of roughness constant and roughness height according to the boundary can bring forward the experienced formula for us ??thanks
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Old   July 26, 2004, 09:48
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As far as I know, the roughness constant and roughness height in fluent is based on Nikurades's work for tubulent.

Please, look up text for Fluid Dynamics or Fluent Manual.

All books regarding tubulent flow inside tube have this content in itslelf.

Good luck.
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Old   December 28, 2011, 02:36
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In Nikuradse's work, he mentions the friction factor as a function of pipe diameter and roughness height only for turbulent flow. So, is that friction factor the same thing with roughness constant in Fluent?

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