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Old   December 7, 2013, 00:10
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Hi Everyone,

I am working on a simulation where I essentially want a shock tube with a driver and a driven section (high pressure low pressure). But instead of like in the shock tube tutorial, I want to have the two sections separated by an interior baffle (inf thin) face that will open with time, given a function of time that I will define. Has anybody attempted to do something like this? The simulation would be 2dimensional, x and y and frontandback would be empty.

Making the internal face using toposet and createBaffles seems straight forward enough... but I don't know how to approach the time varying aspect. Can I have two baffles that shorten with time? Or is there a way I could code a boundary condition in the middle that has some sort of No flux->flux varying with time etc?

I have been using OpenFoam for just over a year and this is my first problem that has stepped outside the "standard" type of boundary condition. Any wise tips to save any fools errands would be greatly appreciated.

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The attachDetach mesh modifier sounds like it could do the trick. Note that you would need to create your own mesh class for it. Its working in OpenFOAM 2.1.x-2.2.x, you can look at my bug reports getting it to work here:

http://www.openfoam.org/mantisbt/view.php?id=572

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Thanks a lot Marco,

You are right the attachDetach utility is what I am looking for I think. So if I were to approach the problem by making a large number of internal faces in my tube that by using trigger times would subsequently attach to simulate the valve opening would this work?

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Attach detach would definitely do what you are asking as far as mesh topology changes. If you are at high pressure or velocity you may have to work a little harder to keep the simulation stable. There is a case included in the bug report that works once the fixes described in the thread are implemented. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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