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7.15.1 Examples of Periodic Boundaries

Periodic boundary conditions are used when the flows across two opposite planes in your computational model are identical. Figure  7.15.1 illustrates a typical application of periodic boundary conditions. In this example the flow entering the computational model through one periodic plane is identical to the flow exiting the domain through the opposite periodic plane. Periodic planes are always used in pairs as illustrated in this example.

Figure 7.15.1: Use of Periodic Boundaries to Define Swirling Flow in a Cylindrical Vessel

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