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francisco.angel January 29, 2013 13:12

ill defined primitive entry 'boundary'
 
Hello, Im trying to create my first geometry in open foam and for that edited the blockMeshDict file from the cavity tutorial to this:
convertToMeters 1;

vertices
(
(0,-0.25,0)
(0.25,0,0)
(0,0.25,0)
(-0.25,0,0)
(0,-0.25,0.1)
(0.25,0,0.1)
(0,0.25,0.1)
(-0.25,0,0.1)
(0,-0.25,1)
(0,0.25,1)
(0.25,0,1)
(0,-0.05,1)
(0.05,0,1)
(0,0.05,1)
(-0.05,0,1)
(0,-0.05,1.20)
(0.05,0,1.20)
(0,0.05,1.20)
(-0.05,0,1.20)
);

blocks
(
hex (0 1 2 3 8 9 10 11) (20 20 30) simpleGrading (1 1 1)
hex (12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20) (10 10 20) simpleGrading (1 1 1)
);

edges
(
arc 0 2 (0.25,0,0)
arc 2 0 (-0.25,0,0)
arc 4 6 (0.25,0,0.1)
arc 6 4 (-0.25,0,0.1)
arc 8 10 (0,0.25,1)
arc 10 8 (0,-0.25,1)
arc 12 14 (0.05,0,1)
arc 14 12 (-0.05,0,1)
arc 16 18 (0.05,0,1.2)
arc 18 16 (-0.05,0,1.2)
);

boundary
(
pared
{
type wall;
faces
(
(0 1 2 3)
(4 6 10 8)
(6 4 8 10)
(8 9 13 12)
(9 10 14 13)
(10 11 15 14)
(11 8 12 15)
salida
{
type patch;
faces
(
(0 2 6 4)
(2 0 4 6)
(16 17 18 19)
);
}
);

mergePatchPairs
(
);

// ************************************************** *********************** //
Im triying to construct a cylindrical geometry with inflow in top and outflow in the bottom section. I read about axial symmetry but I was triying to construct in the simpler way possible to start.
The error console gives is:

Create time

Creating block mesh from
"/home/francisco/Escritorio/horno/constant/polyMesh/blockMeshDict"


--> FOAM FATAL IO ERROR:
"ill defined primitiveEntry starting at keyword 'boundary' on line 63 and ending at line 94"

file: /home/francisco/Escritorio/horno/constant/polyMesh/blockMeshDict at line 94.

From function primitiveEntry::readEntry(const dictionary&, Istream&)
in file lnInclude/IOerror.C at line 132.

FOAM exiting

In my actual knowledge the error is totally obscure for me.

wyldckat January 29, 2013 19:46

Greetings Francisco and welcome to the forum!

Please use the "[CODE]" markers for isolating source code... in advanced editing mode, it's the "#" button ;)

Now, the error tells you that the problem starts at "boundary", so let's look at what "boundary" defines:
Code:

boundary
(
    pared
    {
        type wall;
        faces
        (
                (0 1 2 3)
                (4 6 10 8)
                (6 4 8 10)
                (8 9 13 12)
                (9 10 14 13)
                (10 11 15 14)
                (11 8 12 15)             
    salida
    {
        type patch;
        faces
        (
            (0 2 6 4)
            (2 0 4 6)
            (16 17 18 19)
        );
    }
);

Notice the sudden drop in the list between "pared" and "salida"?
It should be something like this (in bold are the lines that were added):
Code:

boundary
(
    pared
    {
        type wall;
        faces
        (
                (0 1 2 3)
                (4 6 10 8)
                (6 4 8 10)
                (8 9 13 12)
                (9 10 14 13)
                (10 11 15 14)
                (11 8 12 15)             
      );
    }

    salida
    {
        type patch;
        faces
        (
            (0 2 6 4)
            (2 0 4 6)
            (16 17 18 19)
        );
    }
);

If you don't want to keep designing meshes for blockMesh using text only, try SwiftBlock: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Contrib/SwiftBlock

Best regards,
Bruno

francisco.angel January 30, 2013 09:58

Thanks for the answer, after your response I continue work in the file but still getting errors, I was capable of catching a couple ( ,'s in vertices definition, bad definition of arcs). Following recomendation of another post I try to construct the geometry by parts to isolate the error. Succesfully construct the inferior part, now when I try to add the intermediate part I obtain an error I im incapable of repair. Please help.
Code:

/*--------------------------------*- C++ -*----------------------------------*\
| =========                |                                                |
| \\      /  F ield        | OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox          |
|  \\    /  O peration    | Version:  2.1.1                                |
|  \\  /    A nd          | Web:      www.OpenFOAM.org                      |
|    \\/    M anipulation  |                                                |
\*---------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
FoamFile
{
    version    2.0;
    format      ascii;
    class      dictionary;
    object      blockMeshDict;
}
// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //

convertToMeters 1;

vertices
(
        (0      -0.25  0      )    //0
        (0.25  0      0      )    //1
        (0      0.25    0      )      //2
        (-0.25  0      0      )      //3
        (0      -0.25  0.1    )      //4
        (0.25  0      0.1    )      //5
        (0      0.25    0.1    )      //6
        (-0.25  0      0.1    )      //7
        (0      -0.25  1      )      //8
        (0.25    0      1      )      //9
        (0      0.25    1      )      //10 
        (-0.25  0      1      )      //11
          );

blocks
(
    hex (0 1 2 3 8 9 10 11) (20 20 30) simpleGrading (1 1 1)
  );

edges
(
        arc 0 1 (0.17678 -0.17678 0)
        arc 1 2 (0.17678 0.17678  0)
        arc 2 3 (-0.17678 0.17678 0)
        arc 3 0 (-0.17678 -0.17678 0)
        arc 4 5 (0.17678 -0.17678 0.1)
        arc 5 6 (0.17678 0.17678  0.1)
        arc 6 7 (-0.17678 0.17678 0.1)
        arc 7 4 (-0.17678 -0.17678 0.1)
        arc 8 9 (0.17678 -0.17678 1)
        arc 9 10 (0.17678 0.17678  1)
        arc 10 11 (-0.17678 0.17678 1)
        arc 11 8 (-0.17678 -0.17678 1)
     
);

boundary
(
 entrada
{
type patch;
faces
(
(8 9 10 11)
);
}
 salida
    {
        type patch;
        faces
        (
            (0 1 5 4)
            (1 2 6 5)
            (2 3 7 6)
            (3 0 4 7)
        );
    }
    pared
    {
        type wall;
        faces
        (
                (0 1 2 3)
                (4 5 9 8)
                (5 6 10 9)
                (6 7 11 10)
                (7 4 9 11)
                          );
    }       

);

mergePatchPairs
(
);

// ************************************************************************* //

This is the message from blockMesh

Create time

Creating block mesh from
"/home/francisco/Escritorio/horno/constant/polyMesh/blockMeshDict"
Creating curved edges
Creating topology blocks
Creating topology patches

Creating block mesh topology


--> FOAM FATAL ERROR:
face 0 in patch 1 does not have neighbour cell face: 4(0 1 5 4)

From function polyMesh::facePatchFaceCells(const faceList& patchFaces,const labelListList& pointCells,const faceListList& cellsFaceShapes,const label patchID)
in file meshes/polyMesh/polyMeshFromShapeMesh.C at line 127.

FOAM aborting

#0 Foam::error::printStack(Foam::Ostream&) in "/opt/openfoam211/platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/lib/libOpenFOAM.so"
#1 Foam::error::abort() in "/opt/openfoam211/platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/lib/libOpenFOAM.so"
#2 Foam::polyMesh::facePatchFaceCells(Foam::List<Foam ::face> const&, Foam::List<Foam::List<int> > const&, Foam::List<Foam::List<Foam::face> > const&, int) const in "/opt/openfoam211/platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/lib/libOpenFOAM.so"
#3 Foam::polyMesh::setTopology(Foam::List<Foam::cellS hape> const&, Foam::List<Foam::List<Foam::face> > const&, Foam::List<Foam::word> const&, Foam::List<int>&, Foam::List<int>&, int&, int&, Foam::List<Foam::cell>&) in "/opt/openfoam211/platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/lib/libOpenFOAM.so"
#4 Foam::polyMesh::polyMesh(Foam::IOobject const&, Foam::Xfer<Foam::Field<Foam::Vector<double> > > const&, Foam::List<Foam::cellShape> const&, Foam::List<Foam::List<Foam::face> > const&, Foam::List<Foam::word> const&, Foam::PtrList<Foam::dictionary> const&, Foam::word const&, Foam::word const&, bool) in "/opt/openfoam211/platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/lib/libOpenFOAM.so"
#5 Foam::blockMesh::createTopology(Foam::IOdictionary const&, Foam::word const&) in "/opt/openfoam211/platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/lib/libblockMesh.so"
#6 Foam::blockMesh::blockMesh(Foam::IOdictionary const&, Foam::word const&) in "/opt/openfoam211/platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/lib/libblockMesh.so"
#7
in "/opt/openfoam211/platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/bin/blockMesh"
#8 __libc_start_main in "/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6"
#9
in "/opt/openfoam211/platforms/linuxGccDPOpt/bin/blockMesh"
Abortado

wyldckat January 30, 2013 10:02

Hi Franscisco,

I can't test your file right now. But in the meantime, I forgot to mention a feature that can assist you in debugging the "blockMeshDict" file - run paraFoam like this:
Code:

paraFoam -block
It will show you how conceptually the mesh will look like.

Best regards,
Bruno

francisco.angel January 30, 2013 14:16

:D thanks again for the answer, with the command you indicated I was capable of debugg the error, almost all the errors reported were in the end caused for creting combinations of blocks and faces that can cause and element of the discretization could end being in two boundary conditions.
Based on geometry of another thread I divided my domain in more blocks to allow each of the faces being the complete side of one block.
More code but now I undertand more the logic of the program.
Thanks again for the time dedicated to answer me. :D

cfdjunkie December 10, 2013 12:03

ill defined primitiveEntry at boundary
 
Hello guys,

Sorry to keep on this error but I am trying to run a blockMeshDict file for a cylindrical domain with multiple inlet faces.

Code:

// blockMesh :  Block mesh description file
// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //
FoamFile
{
version  2.0;
format  ascii;

root    "";
case    "";
instance "";
local    "";

class dictionary;
object blockMeshDict;
}
// ************************************
 
  convertToMeters 1;

    //0.3048m column diameter
    //0.5017m length

  vertices
  (
    ( 0.0762 0.0  0.0762) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare0 = 0
    ( 0.0381 0.0 0.0762) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare1 = 1
    ( 0.0 0.0 0.0762) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare2 = 2
    (-0.0381 0.0 0.0762) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare3 = 3
    (-0.0762 0.0  0.0762) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare4 = 4
    (-0.0762 0.0 0.0381) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare5 = 5
    (-0.0762 0.0 0.0) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare6 = 6
    (-0.0762 0.0 -0.0381) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare7 = 7
    (-0.0762 0.0 -0.0762) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare8 = 8
    (-0.0381 0.0 -0.0762) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare9 = 9
    ( 0.0 0.0 -0.0762) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare10 = 10
    ( 0.0381 0.0 -0.0762) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare11 = 11
    ( 0.0762 0.0 -0.0762) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare12 = 12
    ( 0.0762 0.0 -0.0381) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare13 = 13
    ( 0.0762 0.0 0.0) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare14 = 14
    ( 0.0762 0.0 0.0381) // Vertex LowerOuterSquare15 = 15

    ( 0.14079924078089 0.0 0.0583209550292597) // Vertex BottomCircle16 = 16
    ( 0.107763073549542 0.0 0.107763073356118) // Vertex BottomCircle17 = 17
    ( 0.0583209550292597 0.0 0.14079924078089) // Vertex BottomCircle18 = 18
    ( 0.0 0.0 0.1524) // Vertex BottomCircle19 = 19
    (-0.0583209550292597 0.0 0.14079924078089) // Vertex BottomCircle20 = 20
    (-0.107763073549542 0.0 0.107763073356118) // Vertex BottomCircle21 = 21
    (-0.14079924078089 0.0 0.0583209550292597) // Vertex BottomCircle22 = 22
    (-0.1524 0.0 0.0) // Vertex BottomCircle23 = 23
    (-0.14079924078089 0.0 -0.0583209550292597) // Vertex BottomCircle24 = 24
    (-0.107763073549542 0.0 -0.107763073356118) // Vertex BottomCircle25 = 25
    (-0.0583209550292597 0.0 -0.14079924078089) // Vertex BottomCircle26 = 26
    ( 0.0 0.0 -0.1524) // Vertex BottomCircle27 = 27
    ( 0.0583209550292597 0.0 -0.14079924078089) // Vertex BottomCircle28 = 28
    ( 0.107763073549542 0.0 -0.107763073356118) // Vertex BottomCircle29 = 29
    ( 0.14079924078089 0.0 -0.0583209550292597) // Vertex BottomCircle30 = 30
    ( 0.1524 0.0 0.0) // Vertex BottomCircle31 = 31

    ( 0.0762 0.5017  0.0762) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare32 = 32
    ( 0.0381 0.5017 0.0762) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare33 = 33
    ( 0.0 0.5017 0.0762) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare34 = 34
    (-0.0381 0.5017 0.0762) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare35 = 35
    (-0.0762 0.5017 0.0762) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare36 = 36
    (-0.0762 0.5017 0.0381) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare37 = 37
    (-0.0762 0.5017 0.0) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare38 = 38
    (-0.0762 0.5017 -0.0381) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare39 = 39
    (-0.0762 0.5017 -0.0762) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare40 = 40
    (-0.0381 0.5017 -0.0762) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare41 = 41
    ( 0.0 0.5017 -0.0762) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare42 = 42
    ( 0.0381 0.5017 -0.0762) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare43 = 43
    ( 0.0762 0.5017 -0.0762) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare44 = 44
    ( 0.0762 0.5017 -0.0381) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare45 = 45
    ( 0.0762 0.5017 0.0) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare46 = 46
    ( 0.0762 0.5017 0.0381) // Vertex UpperOuterSquare47 = 47

    ( 0.14079924078089 0.5017 0.0583209550292597) // Vertex TopCircle48 = 48
    ( 0.107763073549542 0.5017 0.107763073356118) // Vertex TopCircle49 = 49
    ( 0.0583209550292597 0.5017 0.14079924078089) // Vertex TopCircle50 = 50
    ( 0.0 0.5017 0.1524) // Vertex TopCircle51 = 51
    (-0.0583209550292597 0.5017 0.14079924078089) // Vertex TopCircle52 = 52
    (-0.107763073549542 0.5017 0.107763073356118) // Vertex TopCircle53 = 53
    (-0.14079924078089 0.5017 0.0583209550292597) // Vertex TopCircle54 = 54
    (-0.1524 0.5017 0.0) // Vertex TopCircle55 = 55
    (-0.14079924078089 0.5017 -0.0583209550292597) // Vertex TopCircle56 = 56
    (-0.107763073549542 0.5017 -0.107763073356118) // Vertex TopCircle57 = 57
    (-0.0583209550292597 0.5017 -0.14079924078089) // Vertex TopCircle58 = 58
    ( 0.0 0.5017 -0.1524) // Vertex TopCircle59 = 59
    ( 0.0583209550292597 0.5017 -0.14079924078089) // Vertex TopCircle60 = 60
    ( 0.107763073549542 0.5017 -0.107763073356118) // Vertex TopCircle61 = 61
    ( 0.14079924078089 0.5017 -0.0583209550292597) // Vertex TopCircle62 = 62
    ( 0.1524 0.5017 0.0) // Vertex TopCircle63 = 63

    ( 0.0381 0.0 0.0381) // Vertex LowerInnerSquare64 = 64
    ( 0.0 0.0 0.0381) // Vertex LowerInnerSquare65 = 65
    (-0.0381 0.0 0.0381) // Vertex LowerInnerSquare66 = 66
    (-0.0381 0.0 0.0) // Vertex LowerInnerSquare67 = 67
    (-0.0381 0.0 -0.0381) // Vertex LowerInnerSquare68 = 68
    (0.0 0.0 -0.0381) // Vertex LowerInnerSquare69 = 69
    (0.0381 0.0 -0.0381) // Vertex LowerInnerSquare70 = 70
    (0.0381 0.0 0.0) // Vertex LowerInnerSquare71 = 71

    ( 0.0381 0.5017 0.0381) // Vertex UpperInnerSquare72 = 72
    ( 0.0 0.5017 0.0381) // Vertex UpperInnerSquare73 = 73
    (-0.0381 0.5017 0.0381) // Vertex UpperInnerSquare74 = 74
    (-0.0381 0.5017 0.0) // Vertex UpperInnerSquare75 = 75
    (-0.0381 0.5017 -0.0381) // Vertex UpperInnerSquare76 = 76
    (0.0 0.5017 -0.0381) // Vertex UpperInnerSquare77 = 77
    (0.0381 0.5017 -0.0381) // Vertex UpperInnerSquare78 = 78
    (0.0381 0.5017 0.0) // Vertex UpperInnerSquare79 = 79

    (0.0 0.0 0.0) // Vertex Origin80 = 80
    (0.0 0.5017 0.0) // Vertex OriginTop81 = 81

   
  );               

  blocks
  (
    //Square block1
    hex (4 3 66 5 36 35 74 37) (5 5 30) simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block2
    hex (3 2 65 66 35 34 73 74) (5 5 30) simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block3
    hex (2 1 64 65 34 33 72 73) (5 5 30) simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block4
    hex (1 0 15 64 33 32 47 72) (5 5 30) simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block5
    hex (
      5 66 67 6
      37 74 75 38
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block6
    hex (
      66 65 80 67
      74 73 81 75
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block7
    hex (
      65 64 71 80
      73 72 79 81
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block8
    hex (
      64 15 14 71
      72 47 47 79
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block9
    hex (
      6 67 68 7
      38 75 76 39
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block10
    hex (
      67 80 69 68
      75 81 77 76
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block11
    hex (
      80 71 70 69
      81 79 78 77
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block12
    hex (
      71 14 13 70
      79 46 45 78
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block13
    hex (
      7 68 9 8
      39 76 41 40
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block14
    hex (
      68 69 10 9
      76 77 42 41
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block15
    hex (
      69 70 11 10
      77 78 43 42
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //Square block16
    hex (
      70 13 12 11
      78 45 44 43
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //slice1
    hex (
        19 2 3 20
        51 34 35 52
      )
    (5 5 30)
    simpleGrading (1 1 1)

    //slice2
    hex (
        20 3 4 21
        52 35 36 53
      )
  (5 5 30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice3
  hex (
        21 3 4 22
        53 36 37 54
      )
  (5 5 30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice4
  hex (
        22 5 6 23
        54 37 38 55
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice5
  hex (
        23 6 7 24
        55 38 39 56
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice6
  hex (
        24 7 8 25
        56 39 40 57
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice7
  hex (
        25 8 9 26
        57 40 41 58
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice8
  hex (
        26 9 10 27
        58 41 42 59
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice9
  hex (
        27 10 11 28
        59 42 43 60
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice10
  hex (
        28 11 12 29
        60 43 44 61
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice11
  hex (
        29 12 13 30
        61 44 45 62
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice12
  hex (
        30 13 14 31
        62 45 46 63
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice13
  hex (
        31 14 15 16
        63 46 47 48
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice14
  hex (
        16 15 0 17
        48 47 32 49
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice15
  hex (
        17 0 1 18
        49 32 33 50
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  //slice16
  hex (
        18 1 2 19
        50 33 34 51
      )
  (5 5  30)
simpleGrading (1 1 1)

  );


  //create arcs 1/16th the size of the circle
  edges
  (
    arc 16 17 ( 0.126715968971897 0  0.0846689034268966)
    arc 17 18 ( 0.0846689034268966 0  0.126715968971897)
    arc 18 19 ( 0.0297317650417222 0  0.149471676740123)
    arc 19 20 (-0.0297317650417222 0  0.149471676740123)
    arc 20 21 (-0.0846689034268966 0  0.126715968971897)
    arc 21 22 (-0.126715968971897 0  0.0846689034268966)
    arc 22 23 (-0.149471676740123 0  0.0297317650417222)
    arc 23 24 (-0.149471676740123 0 -0.0297317650417222)
    arc 24 25 (-0.126715968971897 0 -0.0846689034268966)
    arc 25 26 (-0.0846689034268966 0 -0.126715968971897)
    arc 26 27 (-0.0297317650417222 0 -0.149471676740123)
    arc 27 28 ( 0.0297317650417222 0 -0.149471676740123)
    arc 28 29 ( 0.0846689034268966 0 -0.126715968971897)
    arc 29 30 ( 0.126715968971897 0 -0.0846689034268966)
    arc 30 31 ( 0.149471676740123 0 -0.0297317650417222)
    arc 31 16 ( 0.149471676740123 0  0.0297317650417222)

    arc 48 49 ( 0.126715968971897 0.5017  0.0846689034268966)
    arc 49 50 ( 0.0846689034268966 0.5017  0.126715968971897)
    arc 50 51 ( 0.0297317650417222 0.5017  0.149471676740123)
    arc 51 52 (-0.0297317650417222 0.5017  0.149471676740123)
    arc 52 53 (-0.0846689034268966 0.5017  0.126715968971897)
    arc 53 54 (-0.126715968971897 0.5017  0.0846689034268966)
    arc 54 55 (-0.149471676740123 0.5017  0.0297317650417222)
    arc 55 56 (-0.149471676740123 0.5017 -0.0297317650417222)
    arc 56 57 (-0.126715968971897 0.5017 -0.0846689034268966)
    arc 57 58 (-0.0846689034268966 0.5017 -0.126715968971897)
    arc 58 59 (-0.0297317650417222 0.5017 -0.149471676740123)
    arc 59 60 ( 0.0297317650417222 0.5017 -0.149471676740123)
    arc 60 61 ( 0.0846689034268966 0.5017 -0.126715968971897)
    arc 61 62 ( 0.126715968971897 0.5017 -0.0846689034268966)
    arc 62 63 ( 0.149471676740123 0.5017 -0.0297317650417222)
    arc 63 48 ( 0.149471676740123 0.5017  0.0297317650417222)
  );

  boundary
  (
    inlet1
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (17 16 48 49)
    );
    }

    inlet2
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (18 17 49 50)
    );
    }
 
    inlet3
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (19 18 50 51)
    );
    }

    inlet4
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (20 19 51 52)
    );
    }
 
    inlet5
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (21 20 52 53)
    );
    }

    inlet6
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (22 21 53 54)
    );
    }

    inlet7
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (23 22 54 55)
    );
    }

    inlet8
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (24 23 55 56)
    );
    }

    inlet9
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (25 24 56 57)
    );
    }

    inlet10
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (26 25 57 58)
    );
    }

    inlet11
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (27 26 58 59)
    );
    }

    inlet12
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (28 27 59 60)
    );
    }

    inlet13
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (29 28 60 61)
    );
    }

    inlet14
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (30 29 61 62)
    );
    }

    inlet15
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (31 30 62 63)
    );
    }

    inlet16
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (16 31 63 48)
    );
    }

    hotPlate
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (16 15 0 17)
    (17 0 1 18)
    (18 1 2 19)
    (19 2 3 20)
    (20 3 4 21)
    (21 4 5 22)
    (22 5 6 23)
    (23 6 7 24)
    (24 7 8 25)
    (25 8 9 26)
    (26 9 10 27)
    (27 10 11 28)
    (28 11 12 29)
    (29 12 13 30)
    (30 13 14 31)
    (31 14 15 16)
    (15 64 1 0)
    (64 65 2 1)
    (65 66 3 2)
    (66 5 4 3)
    (14 71 64 15)
    (71 80 65 64)
    (80 67 66 65)
    (67 6 5 66)
    (13 70 71 14)
    (70 69 80 71)
    (69 68 67 80))
    (68 7 6 67)
    (12 11 70 13)
    (11 10 69 70)
    (10 9 68 69)
    (9 8 7 68)
    );
    }
 
    outlet
    {
    type wall;
    faces
    (
    (48 47 32 49)
    (49 32 33 50)
    (50 33 34 51)
    (51 34 35 52)
    (52 35 36 53)
    (53 36 37 54)
    (54 37 38 55)
    (55 38 39 56)
    (56 39 40 57)
    (57 40 41 58)
    (58 41 42 59)
    (59 42 43 60)
    (60 43 44 61)
    (61 44 45 62)
    (62 45 46 63)
    (63 46 47 48)
    (47 72 33 32)
    (72 73 34 33)
    (73 74 35 34)
    (74 37 36 35)
    (46 79 72 47)
    (79 81 73 72)
    (81 75 74 73)
    (75 38 37 74)
    (45 78 79 46)
    (78 77 81 79)
    (77 76 75 81)
    (76 39 38 75)
    (44 43 78 45)
    (43 42 77 78)
    (42 41 76 77)
    (41 40 39 76)
    );

    }

);

mergePatchPairs
(
);

/***************************************************************/

However when I run blockMesh on this file I get the same ill defined primitiveEntry at boundary error,
Code:

esi-comp@esicomp01:~/OpenFOAM/dhaval222/run/SteadyState/TestCase16part$ blockMesh
/*---------------------------------------------------------------------------*\
| =========                |                                                |
| \\      /  F ield        | OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox          |
|  \\    /  O peration    | Version:  2.2.2                                |
|  \\  /    A nd          | Web:      www.OpenFOAM.org                      |
|    \\/    M anipulation  |                                                |
\*---------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
Build  : 2.2.2-9240f8b967db
Exec  : blockMesh
Date  : Dec 10 2013
Time  : 10:45:05
Host  : "esicomp01"
PID    : 24267
Case  : /home/esi-comp/OpenFOAM/dhaval222/run/SteadyState/TestCase16part
nProcs : 1
sigFpe : Enabling floating point exception trapping (FOAM_SIGFPE).
fileModificationChecking : Monitoring run-time modified files using timeStampMaster
allowSystemOperations : Disallowing user-supplied system call operations

// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //
Create time

Creating block mesh from
    "/home/esi-comp/OpenFOAM/dhaval222/run/SteadyState/TestCase16part/constant/polyMesh/blockMeshDict"


--> FOAM FATAL IO ERROR:
"ill defined primitiveEntry starting at keyword 'boundary' on line 458 and ending at line 692"

file: /home/esi-comp/OpenFOAM/dhaval222/run/SteadyState/TestCase16part/constant/polyMesh/blockMeshDict at line 692.

    From function primitiveEntry::readEntry(const dictionary&, Istream&)
    in file lnInclude/IOerror.C at line 132.

FOAM exiting

After reviewing this thread it seems to me that this is because of any syntax errors in the boundary condition definitions of the dict file. But after going through the blockMeshDict, I cannot for the life of me figure out any syntax errors that I have made.
Can I please get some help with this error? May be a second eye.:confused:
Thanks in advance!

Regards,
Dhaval

cfdjunkie December 10, 2013 12:45

Hey guys,

Got it. :D There is one extra parenthesis in the hotPlate/faces section.
Please don't waste your time to reply to the previous thread.

Thanks a lot!

Dhaval

fatemehfarshi62 June 12, 2016 05:28

Hi every one!
I have a similar problem too. I have checked all my blockMeshdict file but no result:(
some of my typical blocks are as following:
hex (104 105 131 130 208 209 235 234) (20 80 10) simpleGrading (
1
(
(0.1 0.15 0.5)
(0.8 0.7 1)
(0.1 0.15 2)
)
2
) //b11lfp

hex (52 53 79 78 26 27 105 104) (20 36 8) simpleGrading (
1
(
(0.125 0.222 0.5)
(0.75 0.556 1)
(0.125 0.222 2)
)
2
) //b11bmc
hex (26 27 105 104 182 183 209 208) (20 36 10) simpleGrading (
1
(
(0.125 0.222 0.5)
(0.75 0.556 1)
(0.125 0.222 2)
)
2
) //b11smc
hex (0 1 27 26 156 157 183 182) (20 80 10) simpleGrading (
1
(
(0.1 0.15 0.5)
(0.8 0.7 1)
(0.1 0.15 2)
)
2
) //b11rfp





hex (105 106 132 131 209 210 236 235) (30 80 10) simpleGrading (
2
(
(0.1 0.15 0.5)
(0.8 0.7 1)
(0.1 0.15 2)
)
2
) //b12lfp


hex (53 54 80 79 27 28 106 105) (30 36 8) simpleGrading (
2
(
(0.125 0.222 0.5)
(0.75 0.556 1)
(0.125 0.222 2)
)
2
) //b12bmc
hex (27 28 106 105 183 184 210 209) (30 36 10) simpleGrading (
2
(
(0.125 0.222 0.5)
(0.75 0.556 1)
(0.125 0.222 2)
)
2
) //b12smc
hex (1 2 28 27 157 158 184 183) (30 80 10) simpleGrading (
2
(
(0.1 0.15 0.5)
(0.8 0.7 1)
(0.1 0.15 2)
)
2
) //b12rfp

but I face this error:

--> FOAM FATAL IO ERROR:
"ill defined primitiveEntry starting at keyword 'blocks' on line 299 and ending at line 1753"

can any one please please tell me what to do?
thanks!

nimasam June 13, 2016 02:39

Quote:

--> FOAM FATAL IO ERROR:
"ill defined primitiveEntry starting at keyword 'blocks' on line 299 and ending at line 1753"
it usually happens when the file misses ) or } or ] or ;
check them :)

fatemehfarshi62 June 14, 2016 00:26

1 Attachment(s)
Dear Dr. Samkhaniani,
Thanks a lot for you kind reply. I have checked my file several times but no result:(
I have attached my blockMesh file. Would you please please take a look at it?
thanks again and again and best regards.

nimasam June 14, 2016 03:04

add the whole case file here


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