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Old   July 4, 2019, 14:53
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Hi all,

I am dong a transient simulation with some DEFINE_SOURCE macros and an UDS.

Now I can get similar temperature contour and exactly the same temperature maximum temperature with literature. However, the velocity field is very unreasonable. I noticed during my simulation, the continuity residual was never below 1e-2. In other words, mass conservation is not converged.

I tried to unload my UDF library and UDS and tried to get an initial stable flow field. I found perfect velocity field can be obtained. However, as long as UDFs and UDS are involved, velocity contour will become very unreasonable.

In order to figure out why, I tried to decrease time step or debugged my code line by line. However, I can not find why.

Can anybody give me some suggestions according to your experience?

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