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CFD: Mesh problem [closed]

I wish to study the 2D heat transfer of the soda can using Fluent. For my geometry I took a circle. My problem while meshing the circle; Because i need to mesh it from inside. I used the mapped faced ...
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Two Dimensional Nozzle Flow

I've been looking at the book "Computational Fluid Dynamics - The Basics With Applications", by John D. Anderson, and his solution for the one-dimensional subsonic-supersonic nozzle flow using the ...
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Trignometric/Fourier spectral collocation with zero Dirichlet BC in 2D

I am concerned with numerical solution to the following problem on $[0,1]\times[0,1]$. $\dfrac{\partial\theta}{\partial t}+u(x,t).\nabla \theta(x,t)=\kappa \nabla^2\theta(t,x)$ with Dirichlet ...
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Fluent time step size (transient implicit solver)

I am studying fluid-structure interaction across integrated circuits packaging by using Ansys Fluent (I'm a beginner). Currently I had an issue about the time step size. When I set time step size of ...
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Euler Equation Eigensystem with Gravity in the Energy Flux

I am modifying a conservative form of the Euler equations with gravity in the energy flux (see previous question: Energy Conservation in Conservation Laws with Source Terms) for use in a Riemann ...
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How to set up a shock tube problem such that the solution includes a shock with a specified Mach number

One of the famous and convenient test cases for shock wave modeling is the 1D Sod's shock tube. This is a Riemann problem for the compressible Euler equations of gas dynamics. The initial set up has ...
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Test Case with Known Solution for 3D Navier Stokes Equations

Is there a test case for 3D incompressible Navier Stokes Equations like the Taylor vortex in two dimensions? I know, I can easily construct 3D manufactured solutions but I would like to have ...
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Nondimensional gas constants

I am doing a nondimensional Navier-Stokes simulation, but it's not exactly clear what values to use for the various gas constants: $R$, $C_v$, and $C_p$. Obviously, once I know one of these and $\...
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Compute drag force on a mesh in SU2 CFD (beginner) [closed]

I am a complete beginner in computational fluid dynamics. I have a 3D mesh in Blender representing the object I would like to do my tests on. I can export it in (I think) any useful format for 3D. I ...
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What are the differences between CFD simulations and realistic ocean/atmosphere model simulations?

The field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is dedicated to solving the Navier-Stokes equations (or some simplification of them). A subset of CFD, ocean and atmospheric models numerically solve ...
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Deriving entropy function and entropy flux for a system of equations

I've been reading up on the concept of entropy as a useful way of developing a natural residual for a system of equations. For example, the entropy function for compressible Navier-Stokes is $$H(U)=-\...
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Energy Conservation in Conservation Laws with Source Terms

I'm wondering if anyone can help me understand energy conservation when using conservation law methods (i.e. Riemann solver, High-Resolution Wave-Propagation Methods) with the addition of source terms:...
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Patankar's algorithms for Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow

I am looking for the algorithm of Patankar (for example, SIMPLE, SIMPLER, SIMPLEC and PISO) written in Fortran for the simulation of heat transfer and fluid flow.
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jump conditions for Poisson/Darcy equation in primal form versus mixed form

Consider the Darcy equation, $$\mathbf{v} + \dfrac{k}{\mu_0}\nabla p = \mathbf{f} \\ \mathrm{div}\; \mathbf{v} = 0$$ If the coefficient $k$ is piecewise constant across an interface $\Gamma$ in the ...
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Is there a jump condition for this PDE? ( Brinkman model , piecewise constant permeability)

The Brinkman equations for steady flow of an incompressible fluid through rigid porous solid are: $-\dfrac{\mu_0}{k}\mathbf{v} - \mathrm{grad}p + \mu_0 \Delta \mathbf{v} =0$ and $\mathrm{div}(\mathbf{...
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Simulating interaction of Smart Fluids with Solids

Is it possible to simulate interaction of Smart Fluids with Solids? Is there a software capable of doing so? What I Know: The two software that I know of are Autodesk Simulation Mechanical and ...
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How to get proper parameters of SPH simulation?

I'm implementing basic fluid flow simulator using SPH method basing on e.g. https://www10.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/Publications/Theses/2010/Staubach_BA10.pdf. EDIT (dead url): https://www10.cs.fau....
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Anisotropic invariant expansion

I am trying to calculate the second and third invariants for a turbulent flow. I have the second order statistics (both transient and averaged). i.e $uu$, $vv$, $ww$, $uv$, $vw$ and $uw$. These are ...
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Projection Method: Boundary condition on intermediate velocity field

I'm trying to solve variable density and viscosity Navier-Stokes equation using lagged pressure projection method. I'm solving for cavity problem as a test case now (once I get projection right, I ...
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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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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}) + \nabla\phi:f_{1}(\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 $$n_j(...
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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 conditions

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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Discretizing boundary conditions for vortex methods

I am working on a fluid simulation using vortex methods. For this I must compute the vortex sheet on my boundaries given as: $$ \gamma(\mathbf{x}) - \frac{1}{\pi}\int_S \frac{\partial}{\partial\mathbf{...
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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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“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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