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Old   February 15, 2006, 15:34
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Hi to all

I have a question: it's mistaken to carry out a laminar simulation with a value of Reynolds number of about 2000000?


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Old   February 15, 2006, 22:19
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Seyed Farid Hosseinizadeh
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Hey Man: What's your problem. May be in flat plate yuo can do it but in pipe you can't. Because your problem become turbulent. Best Regards, Farid,
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Old   February 15, 2006, 22:25
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It depends on your problem. For example, if it is pipe flow (with a sharp-edged entrance), the laminar-turbulent transition takes place at approx. Re(-based on diameter of pipe) of 2300(Lower limit), and for a flat plate, Re(-based on distance from the leading edge) is around 3.2x10^5(lower limit)for transition.


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Old   February 20, 2006, 08:37
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If your problem regards the flow on a cylinder you can find useful to read this tutorial:

However if your flow has a Re of around 2000000 you have to use a turbulent approach. Regards Emanuele
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