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Old   July 29, 2016, 12:45
Default Help; fileName invalid in windows
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Dear Foamers,

I can't run the simulation because the chtMultiRegionSimpleFoam will attempt to create a file with colons ":" in the title.
In Linux this would be fine but Windows is making a fuzz about this. I tried scanning through foam code to see if I could easily fix this but I couldn't find how this pathName is set.

The error I get is :

Couldn't create directory "/home/ofuser/workingDir/Desktop/OFbox1/box1/50/coarse:Air"

From function bool Foam::mkDir(const Foam::fileName&, mode_t)
in file POSIX.C at line 579.

FOAM exiting

I couldn't find in POSIX.C where this is set, but I think its set as a reference to fileName and previously to Name
---line 429, 444.

I'm possitive this coarse:Name file comes from the Radiation coupling because other solvers haven't created this kind of pathName.

This can be replicated by running the tutorial in heattrasnfer>chtMultiRegionSimpleFoam > multiRegionHeaterRadiation

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions as this has prevented me from even running my simulation, even less checking if its properly set up.


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Old   August 1, 2016, 10:32
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Update on the subject:

This invalid pathName is generated by calling the radiation model : viewFactor.

I still have not found a solution but changing the model to "none" allows to run the simulation.

I will continue to investigate this and post updates.

EDIT: also needed to change the coupling interface to turbulentTemperatureCoupledBaffleMixed; so afterall it may not be just due to the radiation model.
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