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industrial0503 June 4, 2012 18:12

laplacianFoam run-time error
 
Hi I am a new user to openFOAM and have been reading through the users guide, programmers guide and these threads to gain an understanding of OF. I worked through the icoFoam tutorial and felt rather confident and then moved to flange in the laplacianFoam tutorial.

When I execute laplacianFoam in the terminal i get the following error:

--> FOAM FATAL ERROR:
Cannot find fine "points" in directory "polyMesh" in times 0 down to constant

From function Time::findInstance( const fileName&, const word&, const IOobject::readOption, const word&)
in file db/Time/findInstance.C at line 188.

FOAM exiting

Since this is in the tutorial I am not sure what I need to do to get it to run properly.

Thanks for any help!
Eric

anon_a June 5, 2012 04:26

Hello Eric

In the tutorial directories there is usually an "Allrun" script which contains the necessary commands required to run this case. You can execute this by typing ./Allrun or you can just open it with an editor of your choice and study it to see what is going on under the hood (well, at least the top level stuff).

In your case, you got a complain because the mesh was not created before the execution of the solver.

industrial0503 June 6, 2012 14:16

Hi anon_a thanks for your help! I forgot the syntax "./" when running an executable in the terminal!


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