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Old   March 22, 2020, 15:33
Default Singular Line in Outlet Bulb (AutoGrid)
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To simulate a complete wind turbine model in FINE/Turbo, I've meshed rotor and tower separately in AutoGrid and connected them in IGG. The rotor mesh was created using Row Wizard but the tower mesh was created in Expert mode. For the tower mesh, I needed to activate singular line option in the outlet bulb control. Otherwise, I got loads of negative cells in the outlet bulb. There was nothing wrong with that. The mesh was totally fine and the quality was good. There was no problem with the simulation either.

Now the problem is - I need to do the similar run in ANSYS CFX using the exact same mesh for the direct comparison. I exported the mesh in FLUENT (.msh) format but I can't export the tower mesh as it includes singular line. I tried .cgns format but the singular line is causing problem later on. Is there a way to avoid singular line in a case where the butterfly outlet bulb is not working?

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Old   February 25, 2021, 05:50
Default Try setting the patches as Solid
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Ideally you should use the butterfly topology for bulbs, since it does not produce singular lines.

As a possible (probably not 100% correct) hack when using the singular line, try setting the Singular (SNG) patches as Solid (SOL) or maybe Rotating (ROT). For me it worked for some simulations.
However, I am not sure if this is indeed the best-practice ansatz for SNG patches (degenerated). I could not find it in neither manual (CFX nor Autogrid [see Section "Export->Fluent"]).

If someone else knows more, please let us know!

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