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Figure 101: Geometry of a contraction

The geometry of a contraction is shown in Figure 101 (view from above). Although a contraction is really a discontinuity, a small fictitious length an a slope have to be assigned. For the slope one can take the mean values of the slopes of the adjacent channels. The following constants have to be specified on the line beneath the *FLUID SECTION,TYPE=CHANNEL CONTRACTION card:

Example files: channel9, channel11.

guido dhondt 2012-10-06