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i'm confused too!
then what is wrong in settings i have done? Could you tell me to know?
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April 25, 2013, 15:18 

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I'm waiting and wondering what is wrong?
please help.I'm in a hurry.
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April 26, 2013, 22:12 

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is there any help?
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April 28, 2013, 01:58 

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its very important to me.
My case is unsteady and compressible. Why scalar transport(gas) isn't between 0 and 1?
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May 3, 2013, 16:05 

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what do you mean by conserved equation?
how can make the scalar transport conservative?
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January 28, 2014, 05:33 
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Dear all,
my question is about Duration. I whould like that OpenFOAM calculated Age of Air every time step but my equation only work for one duration = 1. So, it seems I do not really understand the function of Duration. Can somebody help me? Thank you Code:
functions ( AoA { type scalarTransport; functionObjectLibs ( "libutilityFunctionObjects.dll" ); resetOnStartUp true; autoSchemes true; fvOptions { AoA_Source { type scalarExplicitSetValue; active on; timeStart 0.0; duration 1000; selectionMode all; scalarExplicitSetValueCoeffs { volumeMode specific; injectionRate { AoA 1; } } } }; } AoA_MinMax { type fieldMinMax; functionObjectLibs ("libfieldFunctionObjects.so"); enabled true; log true; write false; fields ( AoA ); } );
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Hello everyone,
Sorry for reviving this old thread. I want to perform some ACE simulations and this post has been the closest I have found of something like this in Openfoam. However, I have some issues trying to compile this solver for OpenFoam 2.4. At first I had some issues concerning IOliboptions file which in the new version seems to be substituted by MRF options and porosityoptions. After changing that in ageScalarFoam.C I now get some errors in the reference of sources in the p, h, q, files. I believe the issue is that the CreateFields.H dictionary has a line including IOliboptions sources (mesh); at the end. I am not so sure what to substitute it with in order for the solver to compile. Anyone has any pointers? Or perhaps a running version of the solver for 2.4? Thanks so much in advance! Kind regards, Theodore. 

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Hi,
if you need AoA in your CFD run, I think, you can add a function in your controlDict. No need to adjust the solver: Code:
functions { AoA { type scalarTransport; functionObjectLibs ("libutilityFunctionObjects.dll"); outputControl outputTime; active true; autoSchemes true; nCorr 0; resetOnStartUp false; //DT 1e5; fvOptions { IncrementTime { type scalarSemiImplicitSource; active true; selectionMode all;//cellZone; cellZone Layers; scalarSemiImplicitSourceCoeffs { volumeMode specific;//absolute; injectionRateSuSp { AoA (1 0); } } } } } MinMax { type fieldMinMax; functionObjectLibs ("libfieldFunctionObjects.dll"); enabled true; log true; write false; fields ( p U T AoA ); } } Thomas
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September 21, 2015, 01:50 

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Hi Tian,
Thank you so much for the information, I will try the code and see what I get. Just a small clarification, if I want to calculate it in the breathing zone, would I have to indicate it in these lines? Or is it just a postprocessing from my side to calculate it? selectionMode .... cellZone .... Thanks in advance! 

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Thanks it works!
Now I need to just play around with it and see what the output looks like and how I can transform this into ACE calculations. Kind regards, Theodore. 

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Hi,
yeah, I used OpenFOAM under Windows. So you need to change: functionObjectLibs ("libfieldFunctionObjects.dll"); to functionObjectLibs ("libfieldFunctionObjects.so"); @breathing zone: You can use ParaView: * Create your breathing zone as STL * Use TopoSet to create your cellSet from your last time step. * Use "foamToVTK ASCII cellSet ****" to create VTK * Import your VTK Bye Thomas
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Hello Thomas and forum,
I have been testing with success your code, thank you so much for providing it. I was wondering if I can ask a couple of clarifications. The first one is probably a silly question but bare with me. Can we actually use this code on a steadystate simulation? I understand it is using the time to calculate results, does this mean that the calculated AoA will just keep increasing at every timestep of a steadystate simulation or will it be an accurate number? The second is concerning the calculation of Air Change Effectiveness (ACE) from Age of Air. I have found a few different formulas. I have settled down on dividing the nominal time constant to the AoA to calculate ACE. The nominal time constant seems to be the inverse of the ACH of the room. Is that a proper way to calculate ACE or do you have a different suggestion from your experience? Again thank you so much for helping! Kind regards, Theodore. 

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Hi,
@steadystate simulation: Yes, possible. In the end you will get your Room mean age of air as accurate number. @Air Change Efficiency: Epsilon = Mean Age of air in the exhaust / (2 x Room mean age of air) Should be between 0 to 100% Bye Thomas
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I was wondering if you could suggest an approach for a naturally ventilated rooml especially as I am also modelling the external airflow too. I'm guessing it's not quite the same right to find the air change rate or air change effectiveness as in a mechanically ventilated room? What do you think? Any help would be much appreciated. 

December 1, 2015, 04:29 

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Dear kingjewel1,
i suggest you to use a simple passive scalar equation that has a source term that grow with time by 1. Thats it. After that you are able to Calculate the time the air is staying at a special location. It does not matter if you have naturally or mechanical ventilation. The mathematic behind are the same. Good luck,
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Many thanks for your help. OK, so I've set this up and have results for a test case.By the way I think we met in Leeds at the OF users conference if I am not mistaken. http://1drv.ms/1lVcZSZ So to convert these contours into air changes per hour? 1/Age of Air? I'm not quite convinced.... What do you think? 

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Hi,
did you mean the PFAU11 last week in Leoben? If yes, I was there. But not in Leeds or whatever it is (: What is Tracer in the Plot? The additional variable with the suggested equation? This is at least the mean time of air in s. If you want to know how long the air will stay at a region within hours, just divide by 3600.
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Sorry, perhaps I was mistaken, I was sure you gave a talk on functions. Anyway, yes the plot is the Age of Air based on the Code:
scalarTransportFoam Code:
controlDict 

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Hi,
if you implement an equation like Code:
fvScalarMatrix ageEqn ( fvm::ddt(rho, age) + fvm::div(phi, age)  fvm::laplacian(turbulence>muEff(), age) == dimensionedScalar("ageSource", age.dimensions()*dimensionSet(1,3,1,0,0), 1) ); Hope it is clear (:
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Hi Tobi,
This is working nicely now, thank you. Just a question about solving it. Imagine my building has a very high air change rate (200 times per hour), then my simulation will be very long (72 seconds at least). Which takes a long time on the server. Can I run the scalar on a frozen flow field to get a rough idea, if not exact? Cheers, 

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