Posted Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:18:57 GMT by Dimitrios Voulanas
Hello all,
I am using FEFLOW 7.2. I try to model heat transport through a mining gallery (steady state). When I simulate the flow only everything works fine but when I incorporate heat transport the residual error norm displays NaN. Before I start the simulation I re-initialise the variable I use. Any idea watch wrong?
Thank you in advance!
Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:15:58 GMT by Peter Schätzl
Could you try to run in transient? In most cases, NaN values are a clue for severe numerical instability which is easier to track down in transient. Heat transport models through galleries are hard to solve, as they involve very strong parameter contrasts in between the gallery and the surrounding rock. You may have to try to reduce conductivity in the gallery in order to gain on stability.

You may want to have a look at this publication:

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