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Narrow channel - fluid bearing

Question asked by HSL Hoopoe on Feb 23, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 26, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hello,

 

I'm using solidworks flow simulation to solve the fluid field in a submerged journal bearing (between two uncocentric cylinders), very similar to this:http://ars.els-cdn.com/content/image/1-s2.0-S0301679X01000226-gr1.gif

I have some problems solving this case because and getting enough fluid cells and when i do, the simulation lack in memory and crash.

 

 

Which of the initial mesh/mesh settings should I change in order to find the best combination between results (enough fluid cells) and memory ?

 

I hope I'll find a way to solve this without using a server or a computer with bigger memory.

 

The part is attached if anyone wants to try for himself

Thank you

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