Variable change with time

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Dylan Xia

Dylan Xia

January 18, 2013 6:47am UTC

Variable change with time

I have a question about variable change with time.
I try to make a mass transfer model. The inflow concentration change with time.

If t <= 1000s then C=1mol/m^3
else C=0

I upload the data and make a Interpolation Function. Function name: int1

Then I set the Inlet Concentration as int1. It shows int1 is not variable.

How can I make this kind of variable?

Thanks in advance

Dylan

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Ivar Kjelberg

Ivar Kjelberg

January 18, 2013 7:08am UTC in response to Dylan Xia

Re: Variable change with time

Hi

if you make it a function you need to give it an argument as int1(t[1/s]). But I would propose that you use a step function from 1 to 0 at t = 1000 s with a smoothing of perhaps 1 sec, then enforce your time stepping algorithm to slow down and take a 2-3 points during the switch off (i.e. strict or intermediate stepping)

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Good luck
Ivar

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Dylan Xia

Dylan Xia

January 19, 2013 10:01pm UTC in response to Ivar Kjelberg

Re: Variable change with time

Thank you very much.

Dylan

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