Solve/Initialize/Initialize... menu item opens the
Solution Initialization panel.
Solution Initialization Panel
Solution Initialization panel allows you to define values for flow variables and initialize the flow field to these values. See Section
25.14.1 for details about using this panel.
is a drop-down list of zones; the default values for applicable variables will be computed from information contained in the zone that you select from this list. The computation will occur when you select the required zone, and the variable values will be displayed in
Initial Values. You can also choose the
all-zones item in this list to compute average values based on all zones.
indicates whether the initial velocities are absolute velocities (
Absolute) or velocities relative to the motion of each cell zone (
Relative to Cell Zone). This selection is necessary only if your problem involves moving reference frames or sliding meshes. If there is no zone motion, both options are equivalent.
displays the initial values of applicable variables. You can use
Compute From to compute values from a particular zone, or you can enter values directly.
initializes the entire flow field to the values listed.
resets the fields to their "saved'' values. Values are saved each time the panel is opened, before
Compute From is executed, and after
Apply is executed.
stores the current settings in the panel without performing the initialization.