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Old   August 25, 2017, 19:35
Default Test cases for incompressible rotating flow.
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Could anyone suggest some test cases(possibly 2-D) for incompressible rotating flows?

I have a couple of 3-D cases and they take too long to compute and I would like to use a simpler case with which I can test the solver as I make changes to the code.

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Old   September 2, 2017, 21:37
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What kind of application do you have in mind?

for 2D... maybe the turbomachinery folder is a good option. Otherwise, maybe you can just take an airfoil grid and apply some rotation to simulate a horizontal wind turbine. like in

Maybe you can take a look at the example in the harmonic_balance folder

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I am interested in wind turbine simulations and wanted to see if I can run the code for some simple cases first. I ran the turbomachinery cases and tried to use the same free stream definitions for an incompressible flow, but wasn't able to get the same results. For now, I ran a Couette flow case which has an analytical solution but needs rotating wall not rotating reference frame. I will also look at some cases in harmonic balance folder. Thank you for the suggestion.

Also, I realize MACH_MOTION is used to non-dimensionalize the rotational velocities, compute forces and other post processing steps(Momentum_forces, Pressure_Forces..) but the gas constant appears to be undefined for incompressible flows(not there in SetNondimensionalization and couldn't find any default value). This makes Omega_ref undefined which blows up the solution immediately. As a temporary fix, I added a new config option Radius_of_Rotation and used the input omega to initialize Omega_ref. It appears to work for some simple cases I ran but I am yet to test if it affects any other part of the code.


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