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Click here for the FLUENT 6.3.26 version.
Click here for the FLUENT 12 version (not using CFD Post).

Numerical Results

Note that the results below are for a pipe of length 8 m. If your geometry was originally created from the laminar pipe tutorial from Dr. Bhaskaran's edX course, your pipe length will be 3 m. This is fine. The two lengths produce similar results since the flow becomes fully-developed before a distance of 3 m from the inlet.

After the solution is complete, close the FLUENT window to return to the Workbench window. Double click Results in the main Workbench window to open CFD Post, where we will be viewing the results. For a basic orientation on how to use CFD Post, pl. see the videos in the results step of the Laminar Pipe Flow tutorial.


Repeat the process for the two other locations needed:

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Point 1

Point 2

"Pipe Centerline"



"Pipe Outlet"




Turbulent flows are significantly affected by the presence of walls. The k-epsilon turbulence model is primarily valid away from walls and special treatment is required to make it valid near walls. The near-wall model is sensitive to the grid resolution which is assessed in the wall unit y+(defined in section 10.9.1 of the FLUENT user manual). We'll gloss over the details for now and use the following rule of thumb: select the near-wall resolution such that y+ > 30 or < 5 for the wall-adjacent cell when using the Enhanced Wall Treatment option. Look at section 10.9, Grid Considerations for Turbulent Flow Simulations, for details.