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nuimlabib June 29, 2009 03:00

how iam determine good quality of mesh grid of airfoil using gambit
how to determine the good quality of grid mesh of airfoil using gambit to get a good aerodynamic coefficient...please help me..

linnemann June 29, 2009 08:02


Well that is very much a flow dependent issue.

You have to look at your y+ values for the first cell.

If you want to use nearwall modeling you need a y+ below or equal to 1, although the Fluent manual says below 4, as I can recall.

If you only need to resolve the wall shear layer you need a y+ above 30 and preferably below 100, but not higher than 300.

If you have no idea what y+ is please consult the manual as this is very important for this kind of problem. Searching google for "law of the wall turbulence" you will find information why this is important.

also the book "Bruce R. Munson, Donald F. Young and Theodore H. Okiishi - Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics" or "Schlichting, Hermann; Gersten, K. - Boundary-layer Theory" are good reads on the topic.

Back to you question,

you don't know if your mesh is sufficiently fine/coarse before you have set it up and have a converged solution in Fluent / other CFD. Fluent has built in features which can refine the mesh based on some values eg. y+, so maybe this would be an idea.


linnemann June 29, 2009 08:11

ooops double post :o

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