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Old   October 31, 2012, 11:40
Default Internal zero thickness walls
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Hello all,

Would anyone know of a good tutorial or thread that addresses the following issue?
So far I have found these but the solution is not clear to me:

Switching internal faces to walls

Zero-thickness internal elements in blockMesh

http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ope...nal-faces.html

My mesh is generated by blockMesh, however when I try to define an internal face as a wall or patch in blockMeshDict I get the error:

--> FOAM FATAL ERROR:
Trying to specify a boundary face 4(151 153 15 13) on the face on cell 76 which is either an internal face or already belongs to some other patch. This is face 0 of patch 3 named internalWalls.

I would like to create a 0 thickness wall. This face is between two meshed blocks. The 4 vertices that make up the face (151 153 15 13) are used to define both blocks and are not duplicated. Is there a general method for defining 0 thickness internal walls?

I am working with OpenFoam 2.1.1


Thanks for your advice.


UPDATE:

Solved by duplicating existing points on internal face and incorporating into hex blocks.
Runs stable.

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Old   May 16, 2013, 10:00
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Hello all,

Would anyone know of a good tutorial or thread that addresses the following issue?
So far I have found these but the solution is not clear to me:

Switching internal faces to walls

Zero-thickness internal elements in blockMesh

http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ope...nal-faces.html

My mesh is generated by blockMesh, however when I try to define an internal face as a wall or patch in blockMeshDict I get the error:

--> FOAM FATAL ERROR:
Trying to specify a boundary face 4(151 153 15 13) on the face on cell 76 which is either an internal face or already belongs to some other patch. This is face 0 of patch 3 named internalWalls.

I would like to create a 0 thickness wall. This face is between two meshed blocks. The 4 vertices that make up the face (151 153 15 13) are used to define both blocks and are not duplicated. Is there a general method for defining 0 thickness internal walls?

I am working with OpenFoam 2.1.1


Thanks for your advice.


UPDATE:

Solved by duplicating existing points on internal face and incorporating into hex blocks.
Runs stable.
Dear vbchris,
I saw your post because I have the same error, did you find the solution? because I am desperate for any hint about this issue. Please let me know If you found it.. Sandy
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