A couple of things:
Outlet volume flow rate is not recommended but should work
The error you can look up in the swx kb
The auto lids have an overlap that I don't usually like to keep but shouldn't affect the sim for flow only
See other post about completion criteria and pressure
The problem setup sounds fine. A couple tweaks and you should be ok. Then improve the mesh and see if your results converge
Thanks Jared. I left the simulation running over the weekend so I'll see where it ends up. You mentioned that an outlet volume flow is not recommended - why not?
The error indicates that somewhere in my model Solidworks calculated a Mach number > 10. I need to investigate more where the problem lies.
I noticed that about the auto-lids as well. Don't understand why Solidworks overlaps instead of just matching the diameter. I left it, though, thinking that maybe I just didn't understand something
Thanks for the explanation on the other post. Don't know how I didn't clue in on the initial conditions. I think you're right, a few tweaks and some mesh refinements and I should be good. I appreciate your help.
Outlet volume flow rate sets an assumption of even flow out which is generally not true. If you are good with that assumption then it is ok.
The high Mach number is prob sly happening in one or 2 cells. Make sure you have good resolution for this model and that you have a clean model. Ie one that doesn't have any small gaps..etc