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Old   June 10, 2010, 18:55
Default Confirmation needed about calculation of divergence
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Hi all,

I created an post processing utility to calculate the divergence of U. I started with the 'vorticity' utility and just changed curl(U) for div(U). Then I compile it without problem.

But when I run the utility I got :

keyword div(U) is undefined in dictionary "/home/ag74290/OpenFOAM/ag74290-1.6.x/run/test/system/fvSchemes::divSchemes"
So I add the fellowing line div(U) Gauss linear to:

    default         none;
    div(phi,U)      Gauss linear;
    div(U)           Gauss linear;
in the /home/ag74290/OpenFOAM/ag74290-1.6.x/run/test/system/fvSchemes file and everything seems to work.

My question: Why do I need to add this line in the fvScheme file?

Thank you,

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Old   June 11, 2010, 02:41
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Originally Posted by Pascal_doran View Post
Hi all,
My question: Why do I need to add this line in the fvScheme file?
The div-operator needs a discretization-scheme (all operators do) and this is not
decided until you actually use it.

So when you call on any operator, it first looks for which scheme to use and then calculate the result.

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