Post-Processing the Steady-state CSTR Simulation using Ansys Fluent

In this lesson, we will analyze the results from the steady-state fluid flow simulation of the CSTR. Before we move onto using the numerical tracer to determine the residence time distribution, it is important for us to understand the behavior of the fluid flow inside the CSTR.

We will analyze how the rotation of the impellers causes circulating fluid motion inside the CSTR using fluid pathlines, and further dig into understanding the fluid flow behavior near the impeller blades using contour and vector plots. For post-processing the results, you can either use the final files saved in the previous lesson or start with the files provided here.