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kyfung June 27, 2012 12:46

paraFoam won't run
 
I have just installed a windows version of OpenFoam. I started running as instructed by the user guide---the cavity problem. I started with BlockMesh and it ran okay, I think. It generates five files:

boundary
faces
neighbour
owner
points

in the "cavity\constant\polyMesh" subdirectory. Then I was instructed to run paraFoam and the system gives me an error message that it's not an executable or a batch command. I also realize or at least I think the paraview needs to open a file called cavity.foam which I don't have. I am in reality stuck here. Can anyone give me some help on how should I proceed? Thanks in advance.

wyldckat June 27, 2012 15:58

Greetings kyfung and welcome to the forum!

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyfung (Post 368596)
I have just installed a windows version of OpenFoam.

OK... Which one?
There are several (unofficial) modified builds of OpenFOAM for Windows on the Internet, along with the official "Use OpenFOAM in a VM"...
So which one are you talking about?

Best regards,
Bruno

kyfung June 27, 2012 22:50

paraFoam won't run---details of the installation
 
Hello Bruno,

Okay, I am sorry about not giving the details of the specific version of the
installation I had. This is the information regarding the version I
installed.

I downloaded this version of OpenFoam from sourceforge and the webpage
address is:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/openfoam-mswin/

the file name for this installation is:
OpenFOAM-1.5.00b-wininst.exe

It's being installed on a computer running Windows XP. I believe this version
is OpenFoam 1.5 and it's been out since 2009. By clicking on the "About" on
the GUI, it says it's compiled by MinGW c++ and also mentioned two gentlemen
called Constantine Faliagas and Otto Zimmer.

That's all the information I could gather at this point but if you need any
more I will sure be happy to search it out for you. Is this version I had a
stable and reliable release? or there exist a better version out there which
I have not came across?

Thanks again.

wyldckat June 28, 2012 05:58

Hi Ky Fung,

That's what happens when you use old technology that has pretty much no support.
You can try a more recent one, which is updated once in a while and that has some instructions :): http://code.google.com/p/bluecfd-singlecore/

Best regards,
Bruno

kyfung June 28, 2012 23:14

Hi Bruno,

Thanks. Will sure look into the blueCAPE software. Will let you know how it works for me but it may take couple weeks because I don't work full time on this cfd thing.

kyfung July 9, 2012 09:29

blue cfd sigle core installation
 
Hey Bruno,

got this blue cfd single core installed and it's working like as it should. Thanks for the link. I am running the tutorial and learning how to input the geometry to the software. Again thanks for your help and I think I can use some more help from this community when the day come. And I think this is a very useful community. Take care.


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