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Old   August 12, 2004, 03:26
Default Compressible Convergence problem
Graeme Young
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Hi, I'm trying to model transonic/supersonic flow through a nozzle/diffuser using Ideal-gas compressible flow with Spalart-Allmaras viscous model. My solutions are fine when I use incompressible however I'm having trouble getting my solution to converge when I try Ideal-gas. I'm getting temperature limit warnings as well as divergent solution warnings. I tried reducing the Courant number which allowed the solver to keep iterating however the residuals all remained between 1 and 0.1 after about 600 iterations. Any suggestions on what I can do to get a good solution?
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Old   August 12, 2004, 04:41
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You can begin the calculation using a explicit formulation and observe the residuals. When the residuals become relatively steady you could switch to the implicit formulation.
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Old   August 12, 2004, 12:46
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thanks for the suggestion but i still have the same problem
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Old   August 13, 2004, 03:57
Default Re: Compressible Convergence problem
N Menon
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Try running the simulation as a transient case with explicit flrmulation for the time step calculation. set the courant number to about 0.6.

You can either run this through until a steady state, or use its soultion as an intial point for the steady state simulation.

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