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tractionDisplacement BC for solidDisplacementFoam with Body Forces 

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April 13, 2012, 21:39 
tractionDisplacement BC for solidDisplacementFoam with Body Forces

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Hisham El Safti
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Hi Foamers,
I need to add body forces to the solidDisplacementFoam solver. So it goes something similar to: Code:
fvVectorMatrix DEqn ( fvm::d2dt2(D) == fvm::laplacian(2*mu + lambda, D, "laplacian(DD,D)") + bodyForces + divSigmaExp ); Code:
gradient() = ( (traction_ + pressure_*n)/rho + twoMuLambda*fvPatchField<vector>::snGrad()  (n & sigmaD) )/twoMuLambda; if (thermalStress) { ... gradient() += n*threeKalpha*T/twoMuLambda; } Best regards, Hisham El Safti 

April 14, 2012, 02:40 

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Body forces act on the volume of each cell and are source terms so they do not have boundary conditions. So to add a body force term, just add 'rho*g' to the momentum equation, where g is a dimensionedVector 9.81 in the y direction. Philip 

April 14, 2012, 06:24 

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Hi Philip
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I also have some other explicit terms that come from another variable (pore fluid velocity). They are all explicit terms (as the case of the "T" term in the DEqn in solidDisplacementFoam.C) Code:
if (thermalStress) { const volScalarField& T = Tptr(); DEqn += fvc::grad(threeKalpha*T); } Best regards, Hisham 

April 14, 2012, 06:49 

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Hi Hisham,
The reason there is a Tterm in the boundary condition is because T appears in the constitutive equation i.e. Hooke's law for a thermal elastic solid is: sigma =2*mu*e +lambda*I*tr(e)  (2*mu + 3*lambda)*alpha*(T  Tref)*I Therefore the traction on a boundary face is Trac = n . sigma, and then you sub in Hooke's law and rearrange this equation to get the equivalent (implicit) gradient on the boundary, which is what you set in the traction BC. So the traction BC will contain a Tterm. But it will not contain any body force contributions. If you add rho*g to the momentum equation then it will work, I ran a quick test case and everything is fine on the traction boundaries. Philip 

April 29, 2013, 13:26 

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Hi Philip
using the same methodology, if simulation fluidstructure interaction problem, and i want to transfer the temperature computed at the wall of a solid, as boundary condition for the fluid part (where there is a common patch between fluid and solid) ?? Best regards 

April 30, 2013, 16:27 

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yes you can follow the same DirichletNeumann coupling procedure to couple the temperature between the regions. Philip 

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