The procedure for setting up and solving problems which involve rotating reference frames is outlined below, and described in detail in Sections
10.10. Only those steps relevant specifically to the setup of a rotating reference frame problem are listed here. You will need to set up the rest of the problem as usual.
Velocity Formulation in the
Solver panel (Figure
(Note that this step is irrelevant if you are using one of the density-based solvers; these solvers always use an absolute velocity formulation.)
Figure 10.6.1: The
Solver Panel with the
Absolute Velocity Formulation Enabled
Specify the translational or angular velocity in the
Boundary Conditions panel of
Mass Flow Inlets, etc.
Figure 10.6.2: Wall Boundary Conditions Displaying the Rotational Velocity of the Moving Reference Frame
Initialize the solution.
Run the simulation until convergence.
Postprocess the results as described in Sections
10.5 Grid Setup for
10. Modeling Flows with
10.7 Setting Up a
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