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Question asked by David O'Lone on Apr 16, 2008
Latest reply on May 16, 2008 by Bill McEachern
I am trying to get a pressure/flow pattern around a patch planer/cold planer. The planer consists of a drum with a number of picks on it.
I have done a rotational analysis on the assembly with the drum rotating at 35 rad/s, and the housing (box section) is fixed as a Real Wall.

I am trying a water fluid for the moment to get some results and it enters the channel at a velocity of 0.8 m/s. The outlet boundary is set to environmental pressure.

I have attached pictures to clarify my description.

The problem I am having is that when I view the results as a flow trajectory, for example, the flow pattern does not seem to be influenced by the picks on the drum. It has been suggested to me to try a different resolution so I am trying this at the moment.

Does anyone else have any suggestions, or see any faults in my analysing conditions or worked on a similar assembly?

Thanks in advance.