Concentric Cylinders

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Couette flow between two circular cylinders is used to investigate the behaviour of velocity boundary condition for complex geometries with q-values. In this flow, the inner cylinder with radius rotates with a constant angular velocity and the outer cylinder with radius is kept stationary.

This Couette flow has the following analytical solution where and .

This analytical solution is provided as variable vel_an in the configuration of the testcase.

The mesh created here is multiple resolutions. Distance refinement is used to refine towards both inner and outer cylinder with level=minlevel+2. The element size near the cylinder is similar to 64 elements in inner cylinder of a single level mesh.

To decide the convergence, the x axis in the right side of the cylinder is used. This line is defined as the track_line table and used in the abort criteria, a tracking over time and the spatial tracking for the final output. Once the average velocity magnitude over this line doesn't change more than the provided threshold in the abort section anymore or the tmax_phy time is reached, the simulation will stop.

The runs the complete simulation, from mesh generation to creating an image of the velocity profile over the track_line. You need to set the executable paths there accordingly and have gleaner for it to work.