You can control the reference values that are used in the computation of derived physical quantities and non-dimensional coefficients. These reference values are used only for postprocessing.
Some examples of the use of reference values include the following:
- Force coefficients
use the reference area, density, and velocity. In addition, the pressure force calculation uses the reference pressure.
- Moment coefficients
use the reference length, area, density and velocity. In addition, the pressure force calculation uses the reference pressure.
- Reynolds number
uses the reference length, density, and viscosity.
- Pressure and total pressure coefficients
use the reference pressure, density, and velocity.
uses the reference density, pressure, and temperature.
- Skin friction coefficient
uses the reference density and velocity.
- Heat transfer coefficient
uses the reference temperature.
- Turbomachinery efficiency calculations
use the ratio of specific heats.
29.9 S2S Information
29. Reporting Alphanumeric Data
29.10.1 Setting Reference Values
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