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Old   July 17, 2006, 04:39
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I have a channel with a incompresible flow and high Re number, stedy state. I run my case in a slightly modified version of the simpleFoam application. I want to try the two Reynold stress based turb. models LRR and LaunderGibsonRSTM. I use the following values for R()() in at the internal ande inlet patches of the channel.

inlet & internal
R=[0.564 0 0 0 0.564 0 0 0 0.564];
which is the same as 2*k/3 in my case.

The ploblem is that my time step continuity error blows upp pretty quickly and the calculated value of epsilon follows.

With other turbulence models I experiance many itterations for pressure (500) but the outcome looks nice.

Does anyone have a sugestion on how to avoid the blow upp using Reynold stress based turbulence models?

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Old   July 25, 2009, 11:22
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Hey Newbee..

I am experiencing a similar problem here. Any idea how to get rid of the problem?? Did you find the solution to the problem??
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Old   November 24, 2009, 15:09
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Hi Erik and Barath

Did you try to use a k-epsilon calculation as initial condition for the RSTM run?

I have good experiences with precalc with an EVM, create the Reynolds-Stress-Tensor with post-processing tool 'R' and than switch to the RSTM. Be aware that the 'R' tool generates good values for the internal field but mixes up the boundaries! Therefore you have to correct the boundary field after operating 'R'.

I hope these information are still helpful. But perhaps you already figured out a way to fix your problems. In that case I would be happy to hear your oppinion about OpenFOAMs RSTMs. Dis they perform satisfactorily? Any further problems?

Thanks pretty much
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Old   November 30, 2009, 16:32
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Relaxing R also helps a lot

i.e. add the following to your fvSolutions

k 0.5;
epsilon 0.5;
R 0.5;
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Old   August 12, 2010, 05:10
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i got the problem.

Last edited by spej; August 16, 2010 at 04:38. Reason: problem solved
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