Buoyancy driven flow
Hi everybody,
I'm going to solve a simple flow over flat plate and I'm going to have heat equation and buoyancy effects in my flow. My domain size is 1500(height)x6000x6000 [m] and my first grid center is located 0.03 away from the ground. I have periodic lateral BC, Symmetry top BC and noslip wall BC. I can simulate the flow when I have a neutral case but with temperature it diverges very fast. Do you have any idea what could be wrong? Note that with this size Grashof number becomes enormous, but I don't know if that's the problem. I appreciate all your suggestions :) 
How about first trying with reducing your URF and making your solution more stable.

it sounds like a grid problem. Especially with buoyancy driven flow. Most of the interaction will be close to the wall, so you need a good grid in that region. I am assuming your plate is vertical and not horizontal.

maybe, it can be a case of numerical instability due to the high Gr number...

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Now, even the temperature equation works fine but only if I disregard the gravitation. 
I might also take a look at the block communications (it's a multiblock structured code I'm using) to see if something goes strange ...

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problem partly solved, not sure if it's true ...
Hi again,
regarding the issue with buoyancy driven flow, I tried to decouple temperature and momentum equations completely i.e. after the solution for pressure and velocities converge, I solve the heat equation and most importantly "add the buoyancy contributions". Seems it solved the issue ... I know it's a general practice to treat the heat equation like this (quasisteady) but not sure if it's true when you have buoyancy? since buoyant force affects the flow field directly and might make it inaccurate ... 
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My problem is the same as yours. I have fluid flow with heat transfer and the buoyancy takes place through my model. Regards 
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thanks for your good thread.However, I'm still sad because I asked to show me how until I do it after 2 months!!:mad:..some guys do not care about the others. you will feel better whan youbecome helpful member:cool: 
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