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Old   April 2, 2009, 09:49
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John Stewart
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I am having trouble validating a mesh for an airfoil created in gambit.

Fluid is air

I am having trouble getting the wall shear stress.Is it correct that i complete analysis in fluent and then use the value i get from fluent, in wall fluxes, as tau(wall shear stress)

The height of the first cell is 0.00038. not sure of the units
Any help would be very much appreciated because I am at a stand still with my project at the moment


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Old   April 3, 2009, 00:52
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Yes. You run your code for sometime and depending on if the simulation is RANS/LES wait for steady state or IC effects to vanish and then check the value of yplus. For an airfoil, if you look in the literature, you might find many references on the value of y used to get yplus < 1 for any Re.
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Old   April 4, 2009, 07:35
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Hi John,

Your requirement is only tau or something else. Can you give further details.

Usually the first cell height will be in m or mm, i.e. depends on the unit selected in gambit.

From the following link you can find the first cell height

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