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Old   May 12, 2013, 01:25
Question SIMPLE algorithm implementation, pressure correction error
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I have been implementing this SIMPLE algorithm to a 2D tunnel flow. I use inlet constant velocity boundary condition and outlet constant pressure boundary condition.

I can get very good flow velocity distribution, which have the max velocity in the center and zero on both tunnel wall. The max velocity magnitude also seems reasonable.

But I cannot get good pressure distribution, the pressure inside the tunnel could be high up to 7 times of boundary pressure. And the strange part is the pressure distirbution seems didn't influence the velocity momentum calculation a lot, I can still get good velocity contour.

Is there some one can give me some hint about this problem, which part I should look into? Thanks.
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Old   May 12, 2013, 22:56
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I am also implementing versteeg's book, the pressure correction got similar problem. The velocity distribution profile, pattern are all ok, but the magnitude value, if compared with slit flow theoretical value


the max velocity is always 50% higher than the theoretical number, I believe the problem is at pressure correction and don't know how to solve it.
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Old   February 8, 2014, 01:15
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I think you may use SIMPLER Algorithm that is better than SIMPLE algorithm because in SIMPLER, the pressure equation instead of pressure correction equation is solving directly.
In SIMPLE even velocity distributions is correct but the pressure may not correct and needs to more iterations. but i think 2 way to solve your problem:
1-At first check your code and be sure that is correct. may be the problem is about defining reference point for pressure.
2-Please check b.c and be sure that they are correct. how do you define those b.c?
2-Modify your code to solve simpler algorithm. It is very easy and you should change some parts of your simple code. in patankar's book " heat transfer and fluid flow " these methods are existed.
i have teach and w2d code.If you need, I can send those you.
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