Discontinuous Slope

Figure 122: Geometry of a discontinuous slope

The discontinuous slope is the upstream element of a pair of boundary elements simulating a change in slope. The corresponding downstream element is the discontinuous opening. Both are illustrated in Figure 122. The following constants have to be specified on the line beneath the *FLUID SECTION,TYPE=CHANNEL DISCONTINUOUS SLOPE card:

The length $ L_1$ is typically small compared to the length of the adjacent channel branches.

Notice that a discontinuous slope element generally has upstream channel elements attached to it. Therefore, it is always mandatory to specify an upstream reference element.

Example files: channel6.