Hi, trying my first transient case I get a steady pressure residual of about 0.28, can´t see where the problem is.

Test case is a box with an inlet and outlet pipe, starts flowing from standstill during 2 seconds.

These are the main parameters for Sim control and numerics. Are there described anywhere? I tweaked them without success to warranty a relative improvement per “inner loop” and a absolute tolerance for the final iteration per timestep (if I undestood well…).

Relaxation factor for field p 0.3

Relaxation factor for equation U 0.7

Number of outer correctors 5 <- not clear what does it mean

Number of correctors 5 <- what is this? iterations at same timestep?

Number of non-orthogonal correctors 1

Pressure reference cell 0

Pressure reference value 0

Correct the flux No

Relaxation factor for field k 0.7

Relaxation factor for field omega 0.7

Pressure solver- abs. tolerance 0 rel. tolerance 0.05

Pressure final solver- abs. tolerance 1e-7 rel. tolerance 0

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Solver Log:

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ExecutionTime = 3549.78 s ClockTime = 3573 sCourant Number mean: 0.0588417325689 max: 0.698605123499deltaT = 0.00254223447539Time = 1.93135966916PIMPLE: iteration 1DILUPBiCG: Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.00067717050359, Final residual = 7.01630659014e-06, No Iterations 1DILUPBiCG: Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.000676680997124, Final residual = 3.25648739925e-06, No Iterations 1DILUPBiCG: Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 0.000220470270686, Final residual = 1.04770824031e-06, No Iterations 1DICPCG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.26083862015, Final residual = 0.0128328088187, No Iterations 7DICPCG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.0201247601123, Final residual = 0.000988426342042, No Iterations 88time step continuity errors : sum local = 2.58509095723e-07, global = -9.84574629e-09, cumulative = -0.000142228323046DICPCG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.172548296439, Final residual = 0.00837958242649, No Iterations 7DICPCG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 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