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OpenFOAM: Interesting cases of bad meshes and bad initial conditions

Posted September 15, 2013 at 06:03 by wyldckat

This year (2013) has been an interesting one for me, regarding OpenFOAM. Even beyond the amazing features that OpenFOAM 2.2 brought to the world (at least to my world) and everything that I keep discovering about it.

This blog post is about the various threads/posts were I took the time to diagnose what was specifically wrong with the case and where the bad results are astonishingly wrong... simply because the details were not easily seen. The list might get updated along time, as I...
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ParaView 3.12.0 SuperBuild on OpenFOAM

Posted January 21, 2012 at 20:39 by wyldckat
Updated July 26, 2015 at 15:14 by wyldckat (r2 released. Revision made in May 26th 2013.)

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

Beginning with ParaView 3.12.0, a new method for building every single package that ParaView needs can be done via "SuperBuild", which is a sub-folder in the ParaView source code structure. The idea is simple:
  1. Run:
    Code:
    cmake-gui
    or similar, such as ccmake or cmake-qt-gui.
  2. Choose the "ParaVIew-3.12.0/SuperBuild" folder as the source code and pick some other folder as the folder for the building
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Running OpenFOAM in parallel with different locations for each process

Posted December 15, 2011 at 17:56 by wyldckat

The other day a fellow forum user asked me for help about a problem dealing with the specific configuration of a case for running in a cluster. The specific configuration was simple: each slave machine of the cluster has it's own independent storage address on a similar path.
Below is an edited version of the reply I sent him.


OK, first detail - In the following file you have a (sort-of) well documented "decomposeParDict":
Code:
applications/utilities/parallelProcessing/decomposePar/decomposeParDict
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Building OpenFOAM 2.0.1 on old Linux OSes - test case Ubuntu 8.04

Posted October 17, 2011 at 17:49 by wyldckat
Updated February 8, 2012 at 17:41 by wyldckat

This blog post will try to detail and complement the OpenFOAM 2.0.1 building process on old machines, where my test case was with two Ubuntu 8.04 - one i686 and one x86_64 - in two separate virtual machines with 1.6GiB of RAM and 4 processors each.

This post will detail a lot more information than the official instructions, specially because the official instructions are meant for Linux OSes that are modern'ish, such as Ubuntu 10.04 and above.

NOTE: 2011-02-08 - finally...
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Advanced tips for working with the OpenFOAM shell environment

Posted August 28, 2011 at 07:51 by wyldckat
Updated January 1, 2014 at 12:11 by wyldckat (Please go to http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Installation/Working_with_the_Shell)

Finally finished writing a better page than this one at openfoamwiki.net: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/In...with_the_Shell

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This blog post envisions to explain the advanced usages of OpenFOAM's shell environment. For now, only the most common ideas will be explained here, but the idea is to expand it to a size worthy for then moving to openfoamwiki.net.
  1. New to Linux? Then Google "Linux tutorial" Although,
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