I’m trying to simulate flow through a waterway with a series of openings at the bottom. For my project it is important to see how the depth of the water develops overtime, as well as the water velocity through the openings. The waterway is meant to be for fishes to be able to swim upstream when they encounter a small damn or blockage in a river.
After setting everything up, the simulation turns out to be unsuccessful. The error message given is that the calculation time exceeds the maximum. However, before starting the simulation it gives me an estimated calculation time of 35 minutes. I’ve tried increasing the time step and decreasing the simulation time, as well as making the mesh more coarse, but with no luck so far. When I look at the results I notice that nothing is visible when it comes to what had been calculated, it seems as if nothing happened during the calculation. I don’t know whether this is due to something wrong with my parameters or model or with the fact that it is actually very heavy on the system to calculate it, which seems unlikely to me.
I’m wondering if anyone would be so kind to take the time to look at my model and see if there’s anything that can be done to fix this. I sincerely thank you in advance, I’m really enthousiastic about this project and the idea of having a simulation to support my design seems awesome to me.
Here is a link to the project: https://www.simscale.com/projects/tristan_cheaz/tutorial_2-_pipe_junction_flow_2/