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FLUENT - Laminar Pipe Flow - Solution


Added by Javier Gutierrez Gallardo , last edited by Rajesh Bhaskaran on Nov 18, 2013 15:10

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Author: Rajesh Bhaskaran, John Singleton, Cornell University Problem Specification 1. Pre-Analysis & Start-Up 2. Geometry 3. Mesh 4. Setup (Physics) 5. Solution 6. Results 7. Verification & Validation Exercises

Useful Information Click here for the FLUENT 6.3.26 version.

Step 5: Solution
Second Order Scheme A second-order discretization scheme will be used to approximate the solution. In order to implement the second order scheme click on Solution M ethods then click on M omentum and select Second Order Upwind as shown in the image below.
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Click Here for Higher Resolution Set Initial Guess Here, the flow field will be initialized to the values at the inlet. In order to carry out the initialization click on Solution Initialization then click on Compute from and select inlet as shown below.

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Click Here for Higher Resolution Then, click the Initialize button, Set Convergence Criteria FLUENT reports a residual for each governing equation being solved. The residual is a measure of how well the current solution satisfies the discrete form of each governing equation. We'll iterate the solution until the residual for each equation falls below 1e-6. In order to specify the residual criteria (Click) M onitors > Residuals > Edit... , as shown in the image below. . This completes the initialization.

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Click Here for Higher Resolution Next, change the residual under Convergence Criterion for continuity , x-velocity ,and yvelocity , all to 1e-6, as can be seen below.

Click Here for Higher Resolution Lastly, click OK to close the Residual M onitors menu. Monitor Drag The following video shows you how to monitor the drag coefficient during iterations in addition to the default residuals. The equation for the drag coefficient is given in this pdf file.
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Execute Calculation Prior, to running the calculation the maximum number of iterations must be set. To specify the maximum number of iterations click on Run Calculation then set the Number of Iterations to 100, as shown in the image below.

Click Here for Higher Resolution As a safeguard save the project now. Now, click on Calculate two times in order to run the
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calculation. The residuals for each iteration are printed out as well as plotted in the graphics window as they are calculated. After running the calculation, you should obtain the following residual plot.

Click Here for Higher Resolution The residuals fall below the specified convergence criterion of 1e-6 in about 48 iterations, as shown below. Actual number of convergence steps may vary slightly.

Click Here for Higher Resolution At this point, save the project once again. Go to Step 6: Results See and rate the complete Learning Module Go to all FLUENT Learning Modules

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