This is a symmetric component. Why is there an imbalance in Pressure Vs Switchover?
Thanks in Advance
There is probably some asymmetry in the mesh, causing little asymmetry of fill.
Sometimes violations of symmetry of fill can be real. Usually it happens if the frozen layer is >30% or significant shear heating is present: minuscle drop in flow in one branch (due to machining tolerances, e.g.) causing some cooling of this branch, causing higher resistance, causing additional drop in flow, causing additional cooling, etc.... As with a ball on a top of a symmetrical hill we don't know which way it will roll down but we know that it will fall, for the unstable flows simulation can predict a violation in symmetry but cannot predict the direction.
I also want to ask that my pressure profile at switchover has changed from uniform to non-uniform with increase in only the starting ram position, keeping all other parameters constant, what could be the possible reasons behind this?
AMI takes into account compressibility of melt in the barrel, changing the starting position of RAM we change this effect. Thus, changing starting position of RAM affects flow and may trigger a flow instability. So it might be real although I would not bet my life that this is a prediction of a real phenomena rather than some numerical artifact.
If it is fusion mesh/DD mesh / 3d mesh,
Many times it happens due to assymetry of mesh only.
first do only half mesh and then reflect it and connect it.Then run the analysis. it works fine
If not solved send to sdy file me. I will try to help you
A few last pointers:
First of all, I 100% agree with Alext that an imbalance of imbalance can happen in reality. Slight imbalances can in certain scenarios get progressively worse. This is one of the unfortunate things in injection molding.
When you see this happen in the software, it should be a red flag for you; there can be an issue.
It's worth looking at this a bit closer though; if the mesh is relatively coarse, the initial numerical imbalance that triggers the imbalance can have to do with the flow front scheme. For Midplane and Dual Domain you can find this in the solver options, in the 'convergence' tab, under the name of 'nodal growth mechanism'. This parameter dictates how many nodes are filled every time step. The default setting 'multiple' fills multiple nodes at every time step. The underlying algorithm is pretty sophisticated, but in principle it's possible that by 'chance' during one time step, one side fills 5 nodes and the other side 3. This is effectively an imbalance, but under most conditions this slight imbalance will not have severe consequences, and the solver would likely correct this imbalance in the next step. Under some exceptional cases however this initial imbalance is just severe enough to trigger an imbalance in the sheer rates and consequently in the shear heating, causing a viscosity imbalance and a real imbalance in the next step.
To get a better handle on this, you can choose to set the nodal growth scheme to 'single' (so every time step one node gets filled). This can reduce the initial 'trigger imbalance'. As a side effect, you will see the solver become much slower now.
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