Hi all I encountered a prob
I encountered a problem with the forces functionObject. I have a simulation with different patches in the domain. Some of the patches have similar names, e.g.:
I wanted to calculate the forces acting on the patch "BLADE". Unfortunatelly the forces functionObject adds the forces of all patches with the string "BLADE" in its name.
Additionally I have a question concerning the moments. As far as I understand the code, the moments are calculated with the cell centers:
vectorField Md = mesh.C().boundaryField()[patchi] - CofR_;
vectorField pf =
fm.first().first() += rho(p)*sum(pf);
fm.second().first() += rho(p)*sum(Md ^ pf);
Wouldn't it be better to use the face centers (mesh.Cf())?
Thanks a lot & best regards
I will look into the patch nam
I will look into the patch name issue.
mesh.C().boundaryField()[patchi] returns the face centres the same as mesh.Cf().boundaryField()[patchi]
Thanks for the report. I corre
Thanks for the report. I corrected the wild-card matching (in 1.5.x). Now BLADE will match only BLADE. Use "BLADE.*" to match all patches starting with BLADE.
I realize this is an old post but I'm pretty desperate! I'm having some trouble understanding why I cannot calculate a reasonable centre of pressure when I use the forces and moments function. It is my understanding that centre of pressure (x y z) should be located on the body and that it is related by;
When I use these relationships I end up with x y z far from the body...
I have also ran the patchIntegrate command for p over the body and it produces a different force than the force function (pressure component)?
I have posted this question http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ope...aero-body.html
but I haven't received any useful feedback.
I appreciate any pointers you can give! Please help.
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