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Old   July 9, 2014, 05:09
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I am modelling a hydrofoil in a cavitating flow. I know from other data that the flow cavitates. However, if I run the model in steady state (without cavitation model) and then once convergence has been achieved and I change to transient analysis and engage the cavitation model the flow does not cavitate. But if I start with the transient analysis the flow cavitates but unrealistically so. Half the domain has a fractional phase change, which is wildly incorrect.

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Old   July 9, 2014, 18:58
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It sounds like your transient case isn't converging.
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