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Change absolute/relative system

Sometimes it is more convenient to work in a relative system fixed to some rotating device, e.g. to model the flow through holes in a rotating disk. In order to facilitate this, two conversion elements were created: a relative-to-absolute element and an absolute-to-relative element. The transformation takes place at a given radius and the element has a physical length of zero. Input for this element is the circumferential velocity of the rotating device and the tangential gas velocity , both at the radius at which the transformation is to take place. The gas velocity can be specified explicitly, or by referring to an element immediately preceding the transformation location and imparting a specific swirl to the gas. For an absolute-to-relative element the input is as follows (to be specified in that order on the line beneath the *FLUID SECTION, TYPE=ABSOLUTE TO RELATIVE card):

$ C_u$ is taken if and only if $ n=0$. In all other cases the exit velocity of the element with label $ n$ is taken.

For an relative-to-absolute element the input is identical except that the type of the element is now RELATIVE TO ABSOLUTE.


Example files: moehring, vortex1, vortex2, vortex3.


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guido dhondt 2012-10-06