CFD Online Discussion Forums

CFD Online Discussion Forums (
-   OpenFOAM Running, Solving & CFD (
-   -   3D Simulation of Cylinder Traveling Through Pipe (

Ice_Man June 25, 2012 13:28

3D Simulation of Cylinder Traveling Through Pipe
I am trying to create a 3D simulation of a cylindrical "carrier" traveling through a long cylindrical pipe. I am modifying the wingMotion tutorial and I have succesfully changed the geometry and object file to match what I want and I have ran snappyHexMesh and simpleFoam succesfully. Now I want to run pimpleDyMFoam but I am getting the following when I do:
Create time

Create mesh for time = 3

Selecting dynamicFvMesh dynamicMotionSolverFvMesh
Selecting motion solver: displacementLaplacian
Selecting motion diffusion: inverseDistance
--> FOAM Warning :
From function polyBoundaryMesh::patchSet(const wordReList&, const bool) const
in file meshes/polyMesh/polyBoundaryMesh/polyBoundaryMesh.C at line 573
Cannot find any patch names matching wing
Reading field p

Reading field U

Reading/calculating face flux field phi

Selecting incompressible transport model Newtonian
Selecting turbulence model type RASModel
Selecting RAS turbulence model kOmegaSST
alphaK1 0.85034;
alphaK2 1;
alphaOmega1 0.5;
alphaOmega2 0.85616;
gamma1 0.5532;
gamma2 0.4403;
beta1 0.075;
beta2 0.0828;
betaStar 0.09;
a1 0.31;
c1 10;

Reading field rAU if present

No field sources present

PIMPLE: no residual control data found. Calculations will employ 2 corrector loops

Starting time loop


If anyone has any ideas of what i need to change or if I should be taking a different approach to this 3D-moving-object kind of problem it would be greatly apreciated. Thank you.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:16.