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Akim679 March 14, 2012 12:37

Suction Boundary Condition

I am trying to solve a problem in which the channel is rectangular and the bottom wall will have a suction, meaning the fluid near the bottom wall will go downward with a certain velocity. How would I specify such boundary condition in FLUENT?


ghost82 March 15, 2012 10:40

Pressure outlet?
I'm not sure if you can set a mass flow inlet or a velocity inlet and then if you can specify a negative value...

I'm not sure I understand your a picture.


Akim679 March 15, 2012 15:31

Porous wall

My adviser told me to model a wall as a "porous wall" which will allow fluid to seep through. Is there a way to specify that in FLUENT?


cdf_user March 16, 2012 01:04

put ur suction boundary as pressure outlet
write a udf using DEFINE_PROFILE and place it on this boundary..should work

I am doing the same thing except my boundary is oscillating suction and injection.

Akim679 March 16, 2012 12:30

Would you kindly elaborate on writing the UDF on the "DEFINE_PROFILE". I'm not too sure on UDFs.


cdf_user March 16, 2012 13:07

/************************************************** ********************/
/* unsteady.c */
/* UDF for specifying a transient velocity profile boundary condition */
/************************************************** ********************/

#include "udf.h"

DEFINE_PROFILE(SJ_velocity, thread, position)
face_t f;

begin_f_loop(f, thread)
real freq=25.;
real vol=400.;
real spd=vol/520.;
real t = RP_Get_Real("flow-time");
F_PROFILE(f, thread, position) = spd*sin(freq*(t-0.075)*(2.*3.141592654));
end_f_loop(f, thread)

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