The study of the properties of fluids and gases in motion

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FEM with soil slope

I what to calculate displacements, stress and strain in a soil slope with a FEM script. The slope moves like a laminar flow. Can you suggest me some bibliography on this problem? I've already look on ...
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how do I know is my GPU work?

When I did my simulations I am test my Nvidia Tesla c2075 if its work or not ? so according to my attached photo , that's mean its not working ? I am already enable GPU on starting Fluent 15
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Finite Elements Weak Formulation generalization

I am struggling with an equation that represents the Weak form of Galerkin method: $ \phi^{T}F(\textbf{u})\sim \int_{\Omega}^{ } \phi.f_{0}(\mathit{u},\nabla \mathit{u}) + ...
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Organizing a CFD program written in python

I've spent some time writing a spectral element solver aimed at solving fluid flow problems concerning the motion of self-propelled bodies. I've gotten to the point where the code has grown long ...
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vector PDEs on manifolds

What are the subtleties involved in solving vector PDEs on manifolds? Can someone suggest a reference summarizing the problems involved? Specifically I want to solve a vector Helmholtz equation with ...
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CFD absractions in Modern Fortran

I'm a novice in object-oriented programming, but this design technique seems very interesting for me. I have a Fortran 90 CFD package , not very complex, but it is already very hard to maintain and to ...
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MPI_ERR_TRUNCATE appears for no understandable reason

I am developing some parallel CFD code using Fortran 90 and OpenMPI. The processes are structured into two groups such that half perform a certain type of calculations (let's say Velocity, Pressure ...
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Importance of change the Time Step Value for the Accuracy of a Transient CFD Simulation

I have a transient simulation for a case from 0 to 3 sec , actually i interest the solutions on time range from 2 to 3 sec , as my velocity and mesh size , my time step should be 0.0000000001 sec , my ...
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C - OpenMP, MPI, Serial Program

I'm part of a Computational Science course and come from a non-programming background, so please forgive me my ignorance. I'm working on a set of code in C to numerically solve the Navier Stokes ...
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Tecplot Span-Wise Loading Visualization

all. I have data from a CFD simulation for a wing, and I need to obtain a visualization of the span-wise load distribution. I'm attempting to do this using Tecplot. I've tried using 'slices' and ...
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Type of Navier-Stokes equation

What type equation Navier-Stokes is: Elliptic, parabolic, or hyperbolic? Should it give always the same answer no matter what is the initial condition? How these statements could be proved?
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Regarding streaming operator in Lattice Gas Automata

The classical streaming operator used in FHP lattice gas automata is this: $$n_i(r - c_i, t + 1) = n_i(r, t)$$ However if you think in terms of the streaming itself, it should be something like ...
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Solving Stokes flow with walls using Oseen tensor

Introduction I've developed a code to solve for generalised, incompressible 2D Stokes flow $\eta \nabla^2 \mathbf{v} - \nabla p + \mathbf{S} = 0$ $\nabla . \mathbf{v} = 0$ where $\mathbf{S}$ can ...
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How to get discretization coefficients of matrix A in Finite Volume Method (FVM)?

First we have Discretization of the Transport Equation $$ \frac{\partial \rho \phi}{\partial t} + \nabla(\rho U \phi) - \nabla (\rho \Gamma_\phi \nabla \phi) = S_\phi (\phi) $$ In Finite Volume ...
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What scale problem can be simulated on an PC using Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics?

I want to simulate tidal features in a large body of water using was smooth particle hydrodynamics. For a system composed of an incompressible fluid, what general scale of problem can be tackled with ...
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What makes turbomachinery so special in CFD

As my experience with CFD grows, I start to gain the feeling that turbomacinery is kind of special in CFD: there are special tools tailor for it. For example, ANSYS has TurboGrid or Vista TF for ...
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Do black-box preconditioners for matrix-free methods exist?

Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov (JFNK) methods, and Krylov methods in general, can be very useful because they don't require explicit storage or construction of a matrix, only the results of matrix-vector ...
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Comparison of Lattice Boltzmann Method vs Traditional Navier-Stokes based Methods

I have a choice of two options, analysing and implementing Lattice Boltzmann methods or traditional Navier Stokes based methods. I'm a CFD newbie and I have a rough idea (though not rigorous enough to ...
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Is it possible to simulate fluid dynamics in a time-based and deterministic manner?

The Problem Domain I have a number of network-connected PCs. I want to be able to simulate and replicate the same simple fluid dynamics simulation (E.g. Navier-Stokes), in real-time, between them. ...
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Moving airfoil boundary condtitions

I am trying to simulate a moving airfoil with constant speed (Mach=0.755, aoa=1.25). I solve Euler equations with Roe's method. I have two boundary conditions: Farfield Slip wall (airfoil) For all ...
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Computing Kolmogorov/Energy spectrum for turbulent boundary layer

Previously, I have calculated energy spectrum for 3D DNS data obtained for isotropic turbulence which is equally spaced in all three directions and then to compute the energy spectrum, one performs ...
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WENO reconstruction of flux involving derivative terms

I have a set of modified compressible Euler equations that I would like to solve using a WENO method. The issue is that the modified flux function involves derivative and filtering terms and I'm not ...
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How to model waterflow when only a couple of sample points available

Figure below depicts a cross section of a creek for which I am trying to measure the water flow for that section. What we have as inputs are a bunch of sample points on the river. For each sample ...
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Dual time stepping for fluid dynamics

I'm attempting to implement the Weiss and Smith preconditioner in an existing finite volume code and I am struggling with the idea of dual time stepping. My inner time steps are predictor-corrector, ...
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High-order continuous Galerkin Navier-Stokes solver in deal.II

I looked at the list of publications related to deal.II, but it seems that when it comes to Navier-Stokes equations, everyone speaks about Discontinuous Galerkin solver in their papers. I know there's ...
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Euler's equations 1d for pipe, Inlet boundary conditions

$\def\rmin{{\mathrm{in}}}$ $\def\l{\left}\def\r{\right}$ $\def\tagl#1{\tag{#1}\label{#1}}$ I am using the one-dimensional finite volume method to calculate the air flow in some tube. For subsonic ...
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Turbulence: Suggest research papers similar to this experiment

I am trying to find the effect on turbulence characteristics when flow passes through a converging section. For this experiment I will use a PIV system to gather data about the flow. However, I could ...
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Euler's equations for a tube with varying cross-section

$\def\pd{\partial}$ $\def\l{\left}\def\r{\right}$ $\def\mdot{{\dot{m}}}$ $\def\eps{\varepsilon}$ Consider a tube with longitudinal coordinate $x$ from $0$ to $l$ and varying cross-section $A(x)$. ...
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2d pseudo-spectral turbulence simulation with random initial velocities

I am trying to write a 2d pseudo-spectral DNS code with random initial velocities. This is kind of a classic simulation where the very tiny vortices group together forming larger and larger vortices ...
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Numerical strategy to detect the point of detachment over the wall of cylinder in the simulation of unsteady flow over circular cylinder

I am working on unsteady simulation of flow over circular cylinder where we get Kármán vortex street. Kármán vortex street is a repeating pattern of swirling vortices caused by the unsteady separation ...
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“boundary” vs “interface”?

I am working with biofilm and there are many documents talking about boudary conditions while others talks about interface or both of boundary and interface. So, boundary and interface are the same ...
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A Simple Standard Test Case for Pipe Flow

Original Question I am familiarising myself with OpenFOAM and want to run a simple pipe flow case. I would like to be able to compare my computational pipe-flow results to a well established case ...
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Darcy Flow - Solution by Finite Difference

I'd like to model the fluid flow through a porous medium using finite differences. Since I am new to this numerical technique, I have a simple question. I use the following set of equations to ...
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Transport Equation in a Tube: Source Term on Boundary

I'm modeling mass transport in a flow reactor. The flow reactor is a tube, which allows me to use cylindrical symmetry in solving the Convection-Diffusion-Reaction (CDR) Equation, which governs the ...
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Reconstructing fluxes

Given a standard advection equation, we write the update as $$ q_i^{n+1}=q_i^n+\frac{\Delta t}{\Delta x}\left(F_i^{n+1/2}-F_{i+1}^{n+1/2}\right) $$ with $F_i^{n+1/2}=F\left(q_i^n,\,q_i^*\right)$ and ...
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When a flow changes its character from time-periodic to chaotic?

In this simple benchmark describing the flow around a disc in the plane with stationary bc, for low Reynolds numbers the solution is stationary and for higher RN it is periodic in time. Is there a ...
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Simulating advection over a network of 1D pipes

I am trying to create a simulation to help visualize how different chemical components flow through a network of pipes with associated valves, pumps, and chemical inputs. In this simulation, the pipes ...
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Inverting a pressure matrix for fluid simulation

I am implementing a fluid simulator as my numerical methods course project and I have to compute pressure at each simulation step. Basically, that means solving an equation $Ap = b$, where $A$ is a ...
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Problem in Discretizing Convection-Diffusion-Reaction equation

I'm trying to solve the Convection-Diffusion-Reaction (CDR) equation on a rectangular domain, using cylindrical coordinates and Finite Difference Methods (FDM) (this approximates a flow reactor). ...
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Anyone knows why surface-to-ambient radiation is not applicable to interior boundaries in comsol?

I have a 2D model consisting of a square piece of electrical insulator and in the middle I have a thin rectangle acting as a wire. I'm running a current through it so I heat it up to 500 K. Clearly it ...
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zero pressure gradient flat plate CFD++

I'm trying to perform a trasient simulation of a subsonin flow over a flat plate in CFD++. I want to impose a ramp profile on the velocity at the inlet, like for instance a smooth step, and look at ...
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Immersed boundary method

I'm trying to use immersed boundary method for the 3D flow problem (Navier-Stokes equations), but I'm maybe misunderstood something in this method. Main principles I took from this book. I use the ...
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can we calculate y+ apriori?

perhaps the most idiotic question I ever asked. people throw around the parameter $y^+$, as if it is the be all and end all of CFD parameters and use it as if everyone and their dog know how to ...
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openFOAM RAS to LES

I successfully ran a RANS simulation of industrial fan with all wall BCs, pimpleDyMFoam solver and spallart-almaras RAS model. I got results upto some time, I would like to continue that simulation ...
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how to visualize velocity from Lagrangian particle tracking method

I have few particle's position and velocity information as a function of time. Particle is following a trajectory path, while doing so, one particle may disappear, other particle may appear. Particle ...
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Lid driven cavity flow problem to solve with the help of projection method and use coding in fortran 90 [closed]

I want to solve Lid driven cavity flow with the help of projection method i want to make own fortran program to solve two dimensional unsteady flow. I propose to solve the equations in the following ...
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how to specify an arbitrary surface for field average in openfoam?

So, I am running this openfoam simulation and I need areaAverage velocity and pressure on a surface,currently the entire plane is being read, I wan't to specify my own in sampleSurfaceDict, ...
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Can one use incompressible flow approximation for fluid flow in heated pipes?

I was wondering if the use of incompressible flow approximation for fluid flow in heated pipes is reasonable. A previous question (Definition of incompressible flow) seemed to focus on Natural ...
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Looking for analytic solutions to time dependent fluid flow problems

I'm looking for analytic solutions to time dependent fluid flow problems (can be compressible or incompressible, Euler or Navier-Stokes equations). The main thing though is that I'd like there to be ...
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Problem with initial/boundary conditions for 1D flow simulation

I am trying to simulate numerically the flow between the atmospher and a pipe in Matlab, where the initial condition within the pipe is ...