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  • potentialFlow entry in fvSolution file

    Posted by Nipin L on March 21, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Hi Baris,
    I could not understand the function of potentialFlow{} entry in fvSolution file in moteroBike case.
    Is this ‘fvSolution’ file prepared to use with both simpleFoam and potentialFoam so that when simpleFoam is used, no NonOrthogonalCorrs and if potentialFoam is used, 10 NonOrthogonalCorrs?

    Thank you in advance !!

    Nipin L replied 2 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Barış Bicer

    Moderator
    March 22, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Hi Nipin,

    Thanks for question first.

    PotentialFoam is mostly used to initialize the initial fields of your solution domain before running the real solver.

    potentialFoam is a potential flow solver which solves for the velocity potential (i.e. Phi) to calculate the volumetric face-flux field (i.e. phi) from which the velocity field (i.e. U) is obtained by reconstructing the flux.

    In fvSolution, it is used 10 non-orthogonal corrector steps for your solvers, giving nicely initialized fields before real run.

    I hope that this addresses your questions.

    Best.

    Barış.

  • Nipin L

    Member
    March 22, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Hi Baris,
    Now it is clear. Thanks a lot. !!

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