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ebah6 June 13, 2012 20:16

forces using OpenFOAM-1.6-ext
Dear all,

I wonder whether there is adjustments in using forces type in the controlDict file from OpenFOAM-2.1x to OpenFOAM-1.6-ext.

The controlDict file looks like this:

type forces;
functionObjectLibs ("");
outputControl timeStep;
outputInterval 1;
patches (innerBlades);
rhoName rhoInf;
log true;
rhoInf 1.225;
CofR (0 0 0.05);

the viscous forces and moments looks fine but the pressure ones not so.
For example, if I set the initial internal pressure field in 0/p at 0, the pressure forces come out zero:
forces output:
forces(pressure, viscous)((0 0 0) (0.00361717 0.00349609 -2.61363e-05))
moment(pressure, viscous)((0 0 0) (1.73933e-06 -4.97862e-06 -0.00040247))
and if I set this internal pressure field at atmospheric value 1.01325e+5, the results come out non zero but nearly zero:
forces(pressure, viscous)((-7.61613e-15 -1.22402e-14 3.08017e-18) (0.00341451 0.00334337 -1.47808e-05))
moment(pressure, viscous)((-8.05998e-17 -4.94104e-16 -4.76008e-16) (4.06332e-08 -2.98494e-06 -0.00063185))

Can anyone help with this issue.

Note: I was using as until pimpleDyMFaom from OF-2.1.x but because of repeated crashes, I am trying out icoDyMFoam from OF-1.6-ext.

Thank you for your help.

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