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Incompressible fluid flow and compressible fluid flow

    • AjibAkmal21
      Subscriber

      What is the difference between incompressible fluid flow and compressible fluid flow? and is there fluent for the settings?

    • DrAmine
      Ansys Employee

      Incompressible: density does not change and is assumed to be constant. Incompressibility is sometimes related to pressure dependency of the density and if the density does vary with pressure the flow is "incompressible"

      You need to chosse a proper Equation of State if you want to model "compressible" flow.

    • C N
      Ansys Employee

      Hello,

      Incompressible flow

      In Incompressible flow the density is constant and it obeys the ideal gas law for gases typically air. There is nothing purely incompressible it is a theoretical concept most of the liquids undergo infinitesimal volume change which changes the density slightly due to pressure and temperature change so they are considered to be incompressible. In fluent the pressure based solver is used for incompressible fluids. 

      Compressible flow

      In compressible flow the density is not constant and the variation is considerable . Most of the real gases are compressible flow. In ansys fluent the density based solver is used for compressible flow. In material settings there is option to choose compressible density property for the fluids. 

      Hope this helps you in understanding the difference .

      Thanks

    • AjibAkmal21
      Subscriber

      THANKS

    • DrAmine
      Ansys Employee

      welcome!

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