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Old   June 19, 2014, 02:19
Default Reference parameter specification in .cfg file for compressible viscous flows
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I am using SU2 to simulate viscous compressible flows. In creating a .cfg file I want to know how REF_PRESSURE, REF_TEMPERATURE and REF_DENSITY are calculated. Are they freestream values? Also, in Euler simulations FREESTREAM_PRESSURE, FREESTREAM_TEMPERATURE is specified. What is the rationale behind this? Is FREESTREAM_TEMPERATURE different from REF_TEMPERATURE?

As a separate discussion what is the equation for the CFL ramping. In the included testcases (TestCases/rans/oneram6/turb_ONERAM6.cfg) CFL number is greater than CFL limit? Is this correct?

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Old   June 25, 2014, 23:58
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Dear Suman,
The nondimensionalization is described in
If you are interested, the implementation is in
void CConfig::SetNondimensionalization(unsigned short val_nDim, unsigned short val_iZone)

The CFL ramp is described in

void CConfig::UpdateCFL(unsigned long val_iter)

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