which turbulence model i need to use for my project

  • Last Post 06 June 2019
Mrjiang posted this 25 May 2019

Hi, I'm trying to simulate a structure under air flow in a tunnel by using Ansys Fluent. i have set up a structure with a enclosure box to be the fluid domain. However, i don't understand which turbulence model i should run  in Fluent. I want the result of the velocity/force hitting the structure in different face. I understand the wind force is going to increase along the Height of the building, but how should i model it.

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Raef.Kobeissi posted this 26 May 2019


I would go with K-Omega SST or RSM model(more complicated) For both models you need a refined mesh at the wall specifically at the structure. If your Y+ is less than 1 than you will definitely resolve your drag force to an acceptable degree.

Raef Kobeissi

Mrjiang posted this 27 May 2019

Is there any specific documentation on those turbulence models? i read some documentation online but i dont fully understand and how each model works. why is those two model suitable for this kind of analysis, can you explain a little bit ?


abenhadj posted this 27 May 2019

Yea check the documentation for more details. I agree with Raef but bear mind that RSM models are harder to converge do not warranty better results but are based on much more rigourous formalism.

Best regards, Amine

Mrjiang posted this 06 June 2019

Thanks a lot for the information!! Actually i m currently studying your video online on youtube and trying to recreate your modeling for " Wind load in High Rise Structure". However I wasn't able to recreate the result. My LES result is similar to SST result. Moreover, when i try to create my own geometry to follow the setup, there is always a divergence error popping up. Have you encounter those problem before?

Mrjiang posted this 06 June 2019

Got it! thank you for the suggestion. Can you send me a link to the documentation as well? 

abenhadj posted this 06 June 2019

Just Hit F1 whenver you are in CFX Models tab then Navigate to the Theory Guide.

Best regards, Amine