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  • Homework of Lecture 19 OpenFoam for beginners.

    Posted by Nosum Venkat Kiran Reddy on March 4, 2024 at 3:50 pm

    Doubt in homework of Lecture 19.

    Tutorial case: nacaAirfoil

    –> FOAM FATAL ERROR: (openfoam-2306)

    Cannot find file “points” in directory “polyMesh” in times “0” down to constant

    From virtual Foam::IOobject Foam::fileOperation::findInstance(const Foam::IOobject&, Foam::scalar, const Foam::word&) const

    in file global/fileOperations/fileOperation/fileOperation.C at line 1170.

    FOAM exiting

    Please help in running the case using sonicFoam solver.

    Barış Bicer replied 1 month, 1 week ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
  • 5 Replies

    March 7, 2024 at 6:49 am


    We had similar discussion on the portal can you please check the step suggested by rahul here like is the files copied and mesh is starccm mesh and you need to convert to openfoam mesh .Please go through this discussion and can you confirm if you are able to resolve the issue,


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    • Nosum Venkat Kiran Reddy

      March 7, 2024 at 9:06 am

      Hey !! Midhun

      I followed the commands suggested by Rahul and ended up at this point after executing sonicFoam for running the case. Please check.

      • Rahul

        March 7, 2024 at 10:38 am


        Could you please share the contents of the run, system and constant folders as screenshots.



  • Nosum Venkat Kiran Reddy

    March 7, 2024 at 9:51 am

    I request a zoom call to know more details.

    Please, connect at the available time.

  • Barış Bicer

    March 9, 2024 at 9:28 am

    Hi Nosum,

    Error says that it couldnt find the controlDict in proper place. So that means that something is wrong in the orientation of your case.

    1. paste here the content of your case folder. Which files and folders are available there.

    2. Especially under the nacaAirFoil folder show me where is your controlDict file really under of /system folder?



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