Note the following requirements and restrictions for the WAVE coupling:
WAVE needs to be installed and licensed.
There are always five species that must be modeled in
FLUENT just as they are defined in WAVE (
F5). It is recommended that realistic material properties be assigned to each of the five species.
The flow must be unsteady.
The compressible ideal gas law must be used for density.
Each boundary zone for which you plan to define conditions using WAVE must be a flow boundary of one of the following types:
mass flow inlet
Also, a maximum of 20 boundary zones can be coupled to WAVE.
If a mass flow inlet or pressure inlet is coupled to WAVE, you must select
Normal to Boundary as the
Direction Specification Method in the
Mass-Flow Inlet or
Pressure Inlet panel. For a velocity inlet, you must select
Magnitude, Normal to Boundary as the
Velocity Specification Method in the
Velocity Inlet panel.
Boundary conditions for the following variables can be obtained from WAVE:
species mass fractions
(Note that you are required to define these conditions in
FLUENT yourself, since WAVE does not calculate them.)
Make sure that the material properties you set in
FLUENT are the same as those used in WAVE, so that the boundary conditions will be valid for your coupled simulation.
If your model includes species, make sure that the name of each species in WAVE corresponds to the
Chemical Formula for that species material in the
Materials panel. Also, recall that
FLUENT can handle a maximum of 50 species.