## User roughness

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konst
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### User roughness

Dear all,
Could you tell the definition of user roughness parameter which is set up in the GUI. Is it "ks" value (Nikuradze roughness) or "y0" value. Or some other value?
In the source code (https://www.code-saturne.org/cms/sites/ ... ource.html) there is next lines about roughness:

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``````  688   /* Compute the friction velocity ustar */
689
690   /* Shifting of the wall distance to be consistant with
691    * the fully rough wall function
692    *
693    * ln((y+y0)/y0) = ln((y+y0)/alpha xi) + kappa * 5.2
694    *
695    * y0 =  roughness * exp(-kappa * 8.5)
696    * */
697   double y0 = roughness*exp(-cs_turb_xkappa*cs_turb_cstlog_rough);
``````
That means user roughness is "ks" value which is ks=30*y0 roughly? Or maybe definition of roughness changes somewhere before?