All posts by Angela Straccia
How to Solve a Classic CFD Benchmark: The Lid-Driven Cavity Problem
We demonstrate how to solve a classic benchmark problem in the field of computational fluid dynamics, the lid-driven cavity problem, using the COMSOL® software.
How to Assign Fluid Pressure in CFD Simulations
There are many ways to experimentally measure pressure in a fluid. When setting up a CFD model, it is important to use the correct definition of pressure for assigning boundary conditions and defining the material properties. Today, we’ll explain the difference between relative and absolute pressure, why the COMSOL Multiphysics® software solves CFD problems using relative pressure, and when to use each definition of pressure in your models.
Viscosity Ramping Improves the Convergence of CFD Models
Are you solving turbulent flow problems in your CFD analyses? Then you may be familiar with the large computation time that can result from difficulties in finding the numerical solution. Such difficulties are caused by nonlinearities that arise in the turbulence model equations. Viscosity ramping can help decrease the computation time by solving for higher viscosities and using the solutions as initial conditions for the problem at lower viscosities. We’ll show you how to implement this technique in COMSOL Multiphysics.
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