Solver for turbomachinery?
Hello,
I have recently begun using OpenFOAM and am working on a project involving turbomachinery. I have already done quite a bit of research on available solvers and have reviewed the work that is being done with OpenFOAM and turbomachinery (rhoPorousMRFPimpleFoam, MRFSimpleFoam, cyclicGGI bc). However I haven't found a solver that has all of the capabilities I'm looking for. I'm looking for a steady, compressible solver, that can handle multiple reference frames. Being able to handle transonic/sonic flow would be a plus. Has there been any work done in this area with OpenFOAM or possibly a work in progress? I have looked around the entire forum and other resources but haven't found anything. I would program my own but at the moment I don't have the experience for such a project. Any feedback, news, or suggestions in this area would be appreciated! 
Hello Nathan,
I have somehow similar problem. Have you found the answer of your problem. Thanks, nav 
Hi,
is "Density Based Navier Stokes Solver for Transonic Flows" of interest for you? see abstract http://www.openfoamworkshop.org/6th_...er_borm_ab.pdf http://www.openfoamworkshop.org/6th_...orm_slides.pdf => A new density based NavierStokes solver for laminar and turbulent transonic flows was developed. Such solvers are in general better suited for transonic and supersonic flows, + the SRF and MRF [LBL04] formulation for rotating turbomachineries were implemented. 
Thanks a lot Elvis for the reply.
How about for incompressible flow. Do you have any recommendation? for example for modeling flow around rotating water turbine. Thanks a lot. 
I just started on working with OpenFOAM on turbomachinery applications. Thank you very much for the informations about the solver!

All times are GMT 4. The time now is 15:33. 