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Old   May 10, 2018, 10:50
Default Must inflow boundary be regular shape?
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When I need to generate mesh for flow simulation, I find people online will use straight line or Semicircular as the inflow plane.
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Can we use irregular shape as inflow plane, such as parabola, zigzag line?

Thank you very much.
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Yes and it's not so terrible to impose the same inlet BC but you cannot get too arbitrary with the boundary shape (like zig-zag for example).

The issue is you have to calculate the discretized gradient and when you have funny shapes the gradients that you calculate also become funny and affects your results. Having a nice geometry helps you to have a nice mesh to avoid these problems.
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