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Old   June 12, 2013, 07:10
Default Reynolds number and 1st cell height
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I guess a really basic question but …
* inflow speed: 50 m/s
* wind tunnel: 1m x 1m x 10m -> specific length = 2*a*b/(a+b) = 1m
* body (sphere): diamater 0.1 m -> specific length = d = 0.1m
* air -> 1.225 kg/m3 and eta = 1.781e-5 Pa*s

-> Re(tunnel) = 3.523301e+6 and Re(body) = 3.52330e+5

1st cell height
* tunnel: length scale = 1m, y+ = 1
-> ~1.4 e-5
* body: length scale = 0.1m, y+ = 1
-> ~1.1 e-5

Additionally: what happens if the body changes to a box with 0.1m x 0.1m x 0.2m … does the specific length and length scale for the box change to length of the box = 0.2m or still 2*a*b/(a+b) = 0.1m

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