Figure 15. Velocity distribution of impinging jet on a wall under different Reynolds numbers.

Hydraulic Characteristics of Continuous Submerged Jet Impinging on a Wall by Using Numerical Simulation and PIV Experiment

by Hongbo Mi 1,2, Chuan Wang 1,3, Xuanwen Jia 3,*, Bo Hu 2, Hongliang Wang 4, Hui Wang 3 and Yong Zhu 5

1College of Mechatronics Engineering, Hainan Vocational University of Science and Technology, Haikou 571126, China

2Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

3College of Hydraulic Science and Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China

4School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering/Flight College, Changzhou Institute of Technology, Changzhou 213032, China

5National Research Center of Pumps, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.Sustainability202315(6), 5159;

Received: 30 January 2023 / Revised: 4 March 2023 / Accepted: 10 March 2023 / Published: 14 March 2023(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Technologies of Renewable Energy and Water Management for Sustainable Environment


Due to their high efficiency, low heat loss and associated sustainability advantages, impinging jets have been used extensively in marine engineering, geotechnical engineering and other engineering practices. In this paper, the flow structure and impact characteristics of impinging jets with different Reynolds numbers and impact distances are systematically studied by Flow-3D based on PIV experiments. In the study, the relevant state parameters of the jets are dimensionlessly treated, obtaining not only the linear relationship between the length of the potential nucleation zone and the impinging distance, but also the linear relationship between the axial velocity and the axial distance in the impinging zone. In addition, after the jet impinges on the flat plate, the vortex action range caused by the wall-attached flow of the jet gradually decreases inward with the increase of the impinging distance. By examining the effect of Reynolds number Re on the hydraulic characteristics of the submerged impact jet, it can be found that the structure of the continuous submerged impact jet is relatively independent of the Reynolds number. At the same time, the final simulation results demonstrate the applicability of the linear relationship between the length of the potential core region and the impact distance. This study provides methodological guidance and theoretical support for relevant engineering practice and subsequent research on impinging jets, which has strong theoretical and practical significance.


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Figure 1. Geometric model.

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Figure 2. Model grid schematic.

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Figure 3. (a) Schematic diagram of the experimental setup; (b) PIV images of vertical impinging jets with velocity fields.

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Figure 4. (a) Velocity distribution verification at the outlet of the jet pipe; (b) Distribution of flow angle in the mid-axis of the jet [39].

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Figure 5. Along-range distribution of the dimensionless axial velocity of the jet at different impact distances.Figure 6 shows the variation of H

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Figure 6. Relationship between the distribution of potential core region and the impact height H/D.

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Figure 7. The relationship between the potential core length 

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Figure 8. Along-range distribution of the flow angle φ of the jet at different impact distances.

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Figure 9. Velocity distribution along the axis of the jet at different impinging regions.

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Figure 10. The absolute value distribution of slope under different impact distances.

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Figure 11. Velocity distribution of impinging jet on wall under different impinging distances.

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Figure 12. Along-range distribution of the dimensionless axial velocity of the jet at different Reynolds numbers.

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Figure 13. Along-range distribution of the flow angle φ of the jet at different Reynolds numbers.

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Figure 14. Velocity distribution along the jet axis at different Reynolds numbers.

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Figure 15. Velocity distribution of impinging jet on a wall under different Reynolds numbers.


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Figure 1: Mold drawings

3D Flow and Temperature Analysis of Filling a Plutonium Mold

플루토늄 주형 충전의 3D 유동 및 온도 분석

Authors: Orenstein, Nicholas P. [1]

Publication Date:2013-07-24
Research Org.: Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.: DOE/LANL
OSTI Identifier: 1088904
Report Number(s): LA-UR-13-25537
DOE Contract Number: AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type: Technical Report
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Subject: Engineering(42); Materials Science(36); Radiation Chemistry, Radiochemistry, & Nuclear Chemistry(38)


The plutonium foundry at Los Alamos National Laboratory casts products for various special nuclear applications. However, plutonium’s radioactivity, material properties, and security constraints complicate the ability to perform experimental analysis of mold behavior. The Manufacturing Engineering and Technologies (MET-2) group previously developed a graphite mold to vacuum cast small plutonium disks to be used by the Department of Homeland Security as point sources for radiation sensor testing.

A two-stage pouring basin consisting of a funnel and an angled cavity directs the liquid into a vertical runner. A stack of ten disk castings connect to the runner by horizontal gates. Volumetric flow rates were implemented to limit overflow into the funnel and minimize foundry returns. Models using Flow-3D computational fluid dynamics software are employed here to determine liquid Pu flow paths, optimal pour regimes, temperature changes, and pressure variations.


Hardcopy drawings provided necessary information to create 3D .stl models for import into Flow-3D (Figs. 1 and 2). The mesh was refined over several iterations to isolate the disk cavities, runner, angled cavity, funnel, and input pour. The final flow and mold-filling simulation utilizes a fine mesh with ~5.5 million total cells. For the temperature study, the mesh contained 1/8 as many cells to reduce computational time and set temperatures to 850 °C for the molten plutonium and 500 °C for the solid graphite mold components (Fig. 3).

Flow-3D solves mass continuity and Navier-Stokes momentum equations over the structured rectangular grid model using finite difference and finite volume numerical algorithms. The solver includes terms in the momentum equation for body and viscous accelerations and uses convective heat transfer.

Simulation settings enabled Flow-3D physics calculations for gravity at 980.665 cm/s 2 in the negative Z direction (top of mold to bottom); viscous, turbulent, incompressible flow using dynamically-computed Renormalized Group Model turbulence calculations and no-slip/partial slip wall shear, and; first order, full energy equation heat transfer.

Mesh boundaries were all set to symmetric boundary conditions except for the Zmin boundary set to outflow and the Zmax boundary set to a volume flow. Vacuum casting conditions and the high reactivity of remaining air molecules with Pu validate the assumption of an initially fluidless void.


The flow follows a unique three-dimensional path. The mold fills upwards with two to three disks receiving fluid in a staggered sequence. Figures 5-9 show how the fluid fills the cavity, and Figure 7 includes the color scale for pressure levels in these four figures. The narrow gate causes a high pressure region which forces the fluid to flow down the cavity centerline.

It proceeds to splash against the far wall and then wrap around the circumference back to the gate (Figs. 5 and 6). Flow in the angled region of the pouring basin cascades over the bottom ledge and attaches to the far wall of the runner, as seen in Figure 7.

This channeling becomes less pronounced as fluid volume levels increase. Finally, two similar but non-uniform depressed regions form about the centerline. These regions fill from their perimeter and bottom until completion (Fig. 8). Such a pattern is counter, for example, to a steady scenario in which a circle of molten Pu encompassing the entire bottom surface rises as a growing cylinder.

Cavity pressure becomes uniform when the cavity is full. Pressure levels build in the rising well section of the runner, where impurities were found to settle in actual casting. Early test simulations optimized the flow as three pours so that the fluid would never overflow to the funnel, the cavities would all fill completely, and small amounts of fluid would remain as foundry returns in the angled cavity.

These rates and durations were translated to the single 2.7s pour at 100 cm 3 per second used here. Figure 9 shows anomalous pressure fluctuations which occurred as the cavities became completely filled. Multiple simulations exhibited a rapid change in pressure from positive to negative and back within the newly-full disk and surrounding, already-full disks.

The time required to completely fill each cavity is plotted in Figure 10. Results show negligible temperature change within the molten Pu during mold filling and, as seen in Figure 11, at fill completion.

Figure 1: Mold drawings
Figure 1: Mold drawings
Figure 2: Mold Assembly
Figure 2: Mold Assembly
Figure 4: Actual mold and cast Pu
Figure 4: Actual mold and cast Pu
Figure 5: Bottom cavity filling
from runner
Figure 5: Bottom cavity filling from runner
Figure 6: Pouring and filling
Figure 6: Pouring and filling
Figure 8: Edge detection of cavity fill geometry. Two similar depressed areas form
about the centerline. Top cavity shown; same pressure scale as other figures
Figure 8: Edge detection of cavity fill geometry. Two similar depressed areas form about the centerline. Top cavity shown; same pressure scale as other figures
Figure 10: Cavity fill times,from first fluid contact with pouring basin, Figure 11:Fluid temperature remains essentially constant
Figure 10: Cavity fill times,from first fluid contact with pouring basin, Figure 11:Fluid temperature remains essentially constant


Non-uniform cavity filling could cause crystal microstructure irregularities during solidification. However, the small temperature changes seen – due to large differences in specific heat between Pu and graphite – over a relatively short time make such problems unlikely in this case.

In the actual casting, cooling required approximately ten minutes. This large difference in time scales further reduces the chance for temperature effects in such a superheated scenario. Pouring basin emptying decreases pressure at the gate which extends fill time of the top two cavities.

The bottom cavity takes longer to fill because fluid must first enter the runner and fill the well. Fill times continue linearly until the top two cavities. The anomalous pressure fluctuations may be due to physical attempts by the system to reach equilibrium, but they are more likely due to numerical errors in the Flow3D solver.

Unsuccessful tests were performed to remove them by halving fluid viscosity. The fine mesh reduced, but did not eliminate, the extent of the fluctuations. Future work is planned to study induction and heat transfer in the full Pu furnace system, including quantifying temporal lag of the cavity void temperature to the mold wall temperature during pre-heat and comparing heat flux levels between furnace components during cool-down.

Thanks to Doug Kautz for the opportunity to work with MET-2 and for assigning an interesting unclassified project. Additional thanks to Mike Bange for CFD guidance, insight of the project’s history, and draft review.

FLOW-3D 용어 사전 테이블

FLOW-3D Glossary | FLOW-3D 용어 사전

FLOW-3D 용어 사전 / 용어 설명

FLOW-3D 용어 사전 테이블
FLOW-3D 용어 사전 테이블

FLOW-3D 용어 사전 / 용어 설명

Drift Flux

드리프트 모델은 밀도가 서로 다른 두 혼합 유체 구성 요소의 상대적 흐름을 설명합니다. 구성 요소는 상이 다를 수도 있고, 상이 같지만(불가침) 유체가 다를 수도 있습니다. 분산된 위상 입자 크기가 클 경우 드리프트 모델의 적용성에 대한 제한이 존재할 수 있습니다. 이러한 제한은 일반적으로 메쉬 셀 크기의 10% 미만으로 분산된 위상 입자 크기를 유지함으로써 방지할 수 있습니다.


얇은 형상 조각을 나타내는데 사용되는 2 차원 개체입니다. 이들은 전처리기에 의해 셀면으로 이동되고 유체의 흐름을 부분적으로 또는 완전히 차단하는 역할을 합니다. 배플은 지정된 열 전달 계수를 가질 수 있으며 배플을 통과하는 양(플럭스 표면)을 측정하는 데 사용할 수 있습니다.

Two-dimensional objects that are used to represent thin pieces of geometry. They are moved by the preprocessor to cell faces and act to partially, or completely block the flow of fluid. Baffles can have heat transfer coefficients specified and can be used to measure quantities that pass through them (a flux surface).

경계 조건

도메인의 범위에서 솔루션을 정의합니다. 경계 위치에서 흐름의 실제 상태를 나타내는 경계 조건을 선택하는 것이 중요합니다.

Defines the solution at the extents of the domain. It is important to choose boundary conditions that represent the true condition of the flow at the boundary location.


CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)는 수치 솔루션을 통해 컴퓨터의 유체 흐름을 시뮬레이션 하는 유체 역학의 한 분야입니다.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the branch of fluid mechanics dedicated to simulating the flow of fluid on a computer via numerical solutions.


Complements를 정의합니다. 예를 들어, 솔리드 구의 complements는 솔리드 재료로 둘러싸인 구형 구멍입니다.

The inverse of a shape defines the complement. For example, the complement of a solid sphere is a spherical hole surrounded by solid material.


클라이언트 컴퓨터는 자신이 FLOW-3D를 실행하고 있지만, FLOW-3D 소프트웨어 라이선스는 다른 컴퓨터 (서버 컴퓨터)에서 획득하는 컴퓨터를 의미합니다.

A client machine is a computer that runs FLOW-3D  but acquires the software license from a different machine (the server machine)


Components는 공간의 개체를 정의하며 하위 구성 요소로 구성됩니다. 구성 요소는 열 전도율, 비열 및 표면 거칠기와 같은 재료 특성을 가질 수 있습니다.

Components define objects in space and are comprised of subcomponents. A component can have material properties such as thermal conductivity, specific heat and surface roughness.

Custom result

시뮬레이션 중 또는 완료 후 사용자가 생성한 데이터를 그래픽으로 표시합니다. 생성하려면 사용자가 flsgrf결과 파일을 연 다음 플로팅 매개 변수(예 : 플로팅 할 도메인 부분, 플로팅 할 수량 등)를 선택해야 합니다.

Graphical displays of data generated by the user during the simulation or after it has completed. To generate, the user must open an flsgrf results file and then select the plotting parameter (e.g., portion of domain to plot, quantity to plot, etc.).


지배 방정식을 풀 영역입니다. 이것은 메쉬의 범위에 의해 정의됩니다.

The region in which the governing equations are to be solved. This is defined by the extents of the mesh.


전 처리기 및 솔버의 진행 상황과 오류 및 경고에 대한 정보가 포함된 파일 세트입니다.

A suite of files that contain information on the progress of the preprocessor and solver as well as errors and warnings.


압력/연속 반복이 어느 지점에서 수렴되는지를 결정하는데 사용된 수렴 기준입니다. 기본 숫자 설정을 사용하면 이 값은 FLOW-3D에 의해 자동으로 계산되며 시간 단계가 증가함에 따라 작아집니다.

The convergence criterion that was used to determine at what point the pressure/continuity iterations have converged. With the default numerical settings, this value is automatically computed by FLOW-3D  and becomes smaller as the time step increases.

Existing result

prpplt.* 또는 flsplt.* 파일은 전처리 종료 솔버 실행 종료시 또는 자동으로 생성되는 플롯 파일입니다.

A plot file that is automatically created, either at the end of preprocessing or the end of the solver run- prpplt.* or flsplt.*.


FLOW-3D 프로그램 파일이 있는 디렉토리를 정의하는 환경 변수.

Environment variable that defines the directory where the FLOW-3D  program files are located.

Floating license

FLOW-3D는 서버 시스템에 라이센스를 액세스하는 각 클라이언트 컴퓨터와 컴퓨터 네트워크에서 실행합니다. 허용하는 라이센스 최대 동시 시뮬레이션 수는 구매한 솔버 토큰 수에 의해 제한됩니다.

A license that allows FLOW-3D  to be run on a network of computers with each client machine accessing the license on a server machine. The maximum number of concurrent simulations is limited by the number of solver tokens purchased.

Flsgrf file

솔버가 생성한 결과 파일. 이 파일은 사전에 정의된 시간 간격으로 생성된 정보를 포함하며 그래픽 디스플레이를 생성하는 데 사용됩니다. 사용자 정의 플로팅 중에 포스트 프로세서에서 사용합니다.

Results file produced by the solver. This file contains information produced at predefined time intervals and is used to produce graphical displays. Used by the postprocessor during custom plotting.

Flsplt file

솔버가 자동으로 생성한 플롯 파일입니다. 이 파일에는 시뮬레이션의 히스토리 데이터, 메시 등에 대한 기본 정보와의 $GRAFIC 이름 목록에 사전 정의된 그래픽 요청이 포함되어 prepin.* 파일 안에 있습니다.

Plot file produced automatically by the solver. This file contains basic information on history data, mesh, etc. from the simulation as well as any pre-defined graphics requests in the $GRAFIC namelist in prepin.*.

Fluid #1 surface area

선택한 길이 단위의 자유 표면 영역을 제곱 됩니다. 인터페이스가 예리한 문제에만 해당됩니다.

The free-surface area in the chosen length units squared. This is only relevant for problems with a sharp interface.

Fluid thermal energy

영역에 존재하는 모든 유체에 포함된 총 열 에너지 (에너지 전송이 켜져 있는 시뮬레이션에만 해당).

The total thermal energy contained by all the fluid present in the domain (relevant only for simulations with energy transport turned on).

Free surface

유체와 유체 사이의 인터페이스. FLOW-3D에서 이 인터페이스는 전단이 없는 것으로 가정되며, 이는 빈 공간에 있는 가스가 유체에 무시할 수 있는 트랙션을 발휘함을 의미한다.

The interface between fluid and void. In FLOW-3D , this interface is assumed to be shear-free, meaning that any gas in the void space exerted negligible traction on the fluid.


” Graphical User Interface”.  GUI는 사용자가 FLOW-3D를 제어할 수 있는 그래픽 패널, 대화 상자 및 창을 제공합니다.

“Graphical User Interface”. The GUI presents the graphical panels, dialog boxes and windows that allow the user to control FLOW-3D .

Iteration count

각 시간 단계에서 필요한 압력/연속 반복 횟수입니다. 압력/연속성 반복은 유체 볼륨이 유지되도록 하고 유체 전체에서 올바른 압력을 계산하는 데 필요합니다.

The number of pressure/continuity iterations required at each time step. The pressure/continuity iterations are necessary to ensure that the fluid volume is maintained and to compute the correct pressure throughout the fluid.

License file

사용자가 FLOW-3D 를 실행할 수 있도록 암호화된 정보가 포함된 Flow Science에서 제공하는 전자 파일 입니다.

Electronic file provided by Flow Science that contains encrypted information enabling the user to run FLOW-3D .

License server

플로팅 라이센스 시스템의 작동을 활성화하기 위해 FLEXlm 라이센스 소프트웨어가 설치된 시스템. FLOW-3D는 License Server에 설치할 필요가 없습니다.

Computer on which the FLEXlm licensing software is installed to enable the operation of a floating license system. FLOW-3D  does not need to be installed on the license server.


FLOW-3D 실행을 제어하는 ​​FLEXlm 소프트웨어.

FLEXlm software that controls the running of FLOW-3D .

Max. residual

압력/연속성 반복의 최종 반복에서 연속성 방정식의 실제 발산. 이 값은 메시지가 나타나지 않는 한 일반적으로 epsi보다 작습니다 .

The actual divergence of the continuity equation on the final iteration of the pressure/continuity iterations. This value is usually smaller than epsi unless the message, pressure iteration did not converge in xxxx iterations appears.

Mean kinetic energy

모든 계산 셀의 운동 에너지의 합을 도메인에 존재하는 총 유체 질량으로 나눈 값입니다. 이 양이 시간이 지남에 따라 변하지 않으면 정상 상태에 도달했음을 나타내는 좋은 지표입니다.

The sum of kinetic energy of all the computational cells, divided by the total mass of fluid present in the domain. When this quantity ceases to change over time, it is a good indicator that steady-state has been reached.

Node-locked license

특정 컴퓨터에 고정된 라이센스. 노드 잠금 라이센스는 네트워크를 통해 액세스 할 수 없으므로 일반적으로 모든 작업을 한 컴퓨터에서 수행해야하는 경우에만 사용됩니다.

A license that is locked to a particular computer. A node-locked license cannot be accessed across a network, and so is typically only used when all work is to be done on one computer.

Non-inertial reference frame

가속화되는 참조 프레임. 비 관성 참조 프레임은 움직이는 컨테이너를 모방하는 데 사용할 수 있습니다.

A frame of reference that is accelerating. A non-inertial reference frame can be used to mimic a moving container.


1D 및 2D 플롯을 생성하는 FLOW-3D에 포함된 그래픽 디스플레이 프로그램.

Graphics display program included with FLOW-3D  that produces 1D and 2D plots.


FLOW-3D 내의 Postprocessor 프로그램은 FLOW-3D 또는 타사 시각화 프로그램에서 읽을 수 있는 데이터 파일을 생성하거나 타사 소프트웨어 프로그램에서 읽을 텍스트 데이터를 생성하는 솔버 출력 데이터를 처리하는 프로그램입니다.

The program within FLOW-3D  that processes the solver output data to produce data files that can be read by FLOW-3D ’s or third-party’s visualization programs, or produce text data to be read by third party software programs.

Prepin file

FLOW-3D 시뮬레이션을 실행하는데 필요한 모든 정보가 포함된 텍스트 파일 입니다. GUI를 사용하거나 텍스트 편집기를 사용하여 수동으로 작성할 수 있습니다.

Text file that contains all of the information necessary to create a FLOW-3D  simulation. It can be created using the GUI or manually with a text editor.


솔버의 실행을 준비하기 위해 입력 파일을 기반으로 메쉬 및 초기 조건을 생성하는 FLOW-3D 내의 프로그램 입니다.

The program within FLOW-3D  that generates the mesh and initial conditions based on the input file in preparation for the running of the solver.

Prpgrf file

전처리기에 의해 생성된 결과 파일로 전 처리기의 정보를 포함하며 후 처리기에서 사용자 플롯을 생성하는 데 사용할 수 있습니다. 이 파일은 미리보기 버튼을 선택하거나 시뮬레이션에서 사전 프로세서(runpre 사용)를 실행하는 경우에만 실행됩니다.

Results file produced by the preprocessor. Contains information from the preprocessor and can be used by the postprocessor to create custom plots. This file is produced only when the Preview button is selected or if only the pre-processor is run on the simulation (using runpre).

Prpplt file

전처리기에 의해 자동으로 생성된 파일을 플롯 합니다. 메시, 구성 요소, 초기 조건 및 재료 특성에 대한 정보가 포함되어 있습니다.

Plot file produced automatically by the preprocessor. Contains information on meshing, components, initial conditions and material properties.

Restart simulation

이전 시뮬레이션에서 계속되는 시뮬레이션입니다. 이전 시뮬레이션의 결과는 다시 시작 시뮬레이션을 위한 초기 조건 및 (선택적으로) 경계 조건을 생성하는 데 사용됩니다.

A simulation which continues from a previous simulation. The results from the previous simulation are used to generate the initial conditions and (optionally) boundary conditions for the restart simulation.


라이센스 서버를 호스팅하는 시스템

The machine that hosts the license server.

Stability limit

각 시간 단계에서 사용할 수 있는 최대 시간 단계. 더 큰 시간 단계는 수치적 불안정성과 비물리적 결과로 이어질 것이다.

The maximum time step that can be used during each time step. A larger time step will lead to numerical instabilities and nonphysical results.

STL (Stereolithography) File

.STL 파일 형식은 일련의 삼각형이 있는 솔리드 모델의 표면에 근접한 표준 데이터 전송 형식이다. 삼각형은 가장자리에서 결합해야 하며 일관된 방향을 가리키는 정규식이 있어야 한다.

The .STL file format is a standard data transmission format that approximates the surfaces of a solid model with a series of triangles. The triangles must join at the edges and must have normals that point in a consistent direction.

Solid fraction

응고된 영역의 유체 분율 (응고 모델이 켜져 있는 시뮬레이션에만 해당).

The fraction of fluid in the domain that has become solidified (relevant only for simulations where the solidification model has been turned on).


입력 파일에 정의된 흐름 문제를 시뮬레이션하는 방정식을 계산하는 FLOW-3D 내의 솔버 프로그램 입니다.

The program within FLOW-3D  that solves the system of equations that simulate the flow problem defined in the input file.

STL Viewer

스테레오리소그래피(STL) 파일을 표시하는 특수 유틸리티입니다. STL 파일은 CAD 소프트웨어로 제작되며 3 차원 객체의 표면을 형성하는 많은 삼각형으로 구성됩니다. 의 STL 뷰어 FLOW-3D는 메인 메뉴에서 유틸리티/STL 뷰어를 클릭하여 GUI를 통해 액세스 할 수 있습니다. 그러면 뷰어가 별도의 창에서 열립니다. 메쉬 및 형상 탭에서 STL 파일을 열고 볼 수도 있습니다.

A special utility that displays stereolithography (STL) files. STL files are produced by CAD software and are composed of many triangles that form the surface of a three-dimensional object. The STL Viewer in FLOW-3D  is accessible via the GUI by clicking Utilities/STL Viewer in the main menu. This causes the viewer to open in a separate window. STL files can also be opened and viewed in the Meshing and Geometry tab.


하위 구성 요소는 구성 요소라고하는 더 큰 모양을 형성하기 위해 결합할 수 있는 기하학적 모양입니다. 하위 구성 요소는 재료를 추가하거나 (고체로) 다른 하위 구성 요소에서 재료를 제거하거나 (구멍으로) 또는 모양 외부에 재료를 추가하도록 정의할 수 있습니다.

Subcomponents are geometric shapes that can be combined to form larger shapes, called components. A subcomponent can be defined to add material (as solids), remove material from other subcomponents (as holes), or add material outside of the shape (as a complement).

Time-step size

계산에 사용된 실제 시간 단계. 이 값은 안정성 한계와 같거나 작을 수 있습니다.

The actual time step used in the computation. This value can be equal to or less than the stability limit.


Units are based upon the values set for the physical properties. Items such as mesh block extents and cell lengths automatically conform to the units used for setting these physical properties.

단위는 물리적 특성에 설정된 값을 기반으로 합니다. 메쉬 블록 범위 및 셀 길이와 같은 항목은 이러한 물리적 속성을 설정하는 데 사용되는 단위를 자동으로 따릅니다.

Volume error (%)

주어진 시간에 도메인에 존재하는 총 유체의 백분율로 설명되지 않은 유체 부피의 백분율을 의미합니다. 따라서 단순히 총 부피가 작기 때문에 유체가 시스템 밖으로 배출되는 시뮬레이션에서 큰 비율의 부피 오류가 발생할 수 있습니다.

The percentage of fluid volume not accounted for as a percentage of the total fluid present in the domain at a given time. Therefore, a large percentage volume error can occur for simulations where fluid is draining out of the system simply because the total volume present is small.

Volume of fluid #1

선택한 길이 단위로 입방체에 존재하는 유체 #1의 총 부피입니다. 2 유체 문제의 경우, 유체 #2의 부피는 항상 도메인 부피에서 유체 #1의 부피를 뺀 값입니다.

The total volume of fluid #1 present in the system, in the chosen length units cubed. For two-fluid problems, the volume of fluid #2 is always the domain volume minus the volume of fluid #1.

Wall shear stress

FLOW-3D 옵션은 벽면 및 객체 인터페이스에서 전단 응력 계산을 켜거나 끌 수 있도록 해줍니다. “no-slip” 인터페이스의 효과를 모델링 하려면 벽면 전단 응력을 켜야 합니다.

The FLOW-3D  option that allows the user to turn on or off the computation of shear stress at wall and object interfaces. Wall shear stress must be turned on to model the effect of “no-slip” interfaces.


작업 공간은 시뮬레이션 프로젝트를 위한 파일 컨테이너입니다. 작업 공간은 사용자가 FLOW-3D 뿐만 아니라 하드 드라이브에서도 작업을 구성하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

A workspace is a file container for simulation projects. Workspaces help the user organize their work, not only within FLOW-3D , but also on their hard drive.

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