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CFX or Fluent for Turbo machinery ?

Posted May 27, 2011 at 03:03 by Far

First I would like to say that both flow solvers tend to provide the similar results if the mesh is of good quality and has appropriate no.of nodes and yplus values.

Therfore the first and the most important rule is to make, in any simulation of turbo machinery in particular and external flows in general, high quality mesh with all appropriate parameters e.g. yplus.

Now lets come to the difference

1. CFX has good turbulence models, although after merger...
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OpenFOAM-1.6-ext git install on debian

Posted April 30, 2011 at 17:33 by elvis
Updated October 29, 2011 at 08:51 by elvis

sudo apt-get install git-core qt4-qmake qt4-dev-tools binutils-dev flex bison build-essential libreadline5-dev wget zlib1g-dev rpm cmake python-dev libxt-dev gnuplot python-numpy libtool autoconf gitk git-gui

mkdir ~/OpenFOAM
cd ~/OpenFOAM
git clone git://

echo "alias startOF16ext='unset FOAM_INST_DIR;unset WM_PROJECT_USER_DIR;unset WM_THIRD_PARTY_DIR;source ~/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6-ext/etc/bashrc'"...
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Using the official pre-built ParaView 3.10.1 version with OpenFOAM

Posted April 30, 2011 at 07:16 by wyldckat
Updated May 4, 2013 at 06:46 by wyldckat (Updated to reflect changes in OpenFOAM 2.0)

<-- Related issues to ParaView with OpenFOAM - Fixes and solutions

NOTE: For building your own ParaView see Building ParaView 3.10.1 with custom Qt 4.6.4

After limited success with the old instructions "Using the official pre-built ParaView 3.8.0 version with OpenFOAM...", I've decided to write a new blog post, instead of editing the old one. Hopefully these instructions no longer will have the...
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Can someone tell me more about vulashaka

Posted April 10, 2011 at 10:44 by alexey2petrov

Originally Posted by santiagomarquezd View Post
pythonFlu really rulez. I was using it yesterday with my advisor and extracting data from fields and operate with them via numPy was completely transparent. Here nisi prepared a series of gdb macros in order to debug FOAM easely, now much of this work can be done with pythoFlu, plus the potential of data manipulation inside of the running. I think I'll code some lines in order to export fvMatrix to numPy arrays and things like this.

Keep this party going.
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Atmosphearic flow problem.

Posted April 4, 2011 at 05:37 by vishal

Hi All,

I know its really painful to find correct formulas for calculation of k and Epsilon values, If any of you are dealing with atmosphetic flows. (Exponential valocity inlet or power law). I would recommend to "atmBoundaryLayderInlet" conditions located at

OpenFOAM1.7.1/scr/turbulanceModels/incompressible/RAS/derivedFvPatchFields/atmBoundaryLayerInletEpsilon/atmBoundaryLayerInletVelocity.c file.

over list of values at inlet and...
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