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 stainboy November 21, 2012 16:44

Mesh skewness correction

Dear Foamers,

I have a question related to fvSchemes and interpolation schemes. I have read that mesh skewness affecs interpolation calculation. Is there a discretisation scheme which may help correcting this issue. I'm curious about skewLinear (Linear with skewness correction) from Numerical schemes. Does it somehow help with the calculations on skewed mesh?
Does skewCorrected is the same scheme in OF 2.1.1?

How to use it? Because wehn I want to put it in fvSchemes
Code:

```interpolationSchemes {     default skewCorrected; }```
OF throws an error "Discretisation scheme not specified".

Jakub.

 malaboss October 23, 2013 14:07

Hi,

I have almost the same issue : how to use the skewness correction in OpenFOAM.

To me the skewness is critical especially when we do an interpolation. Hence it has to be mentionned in the interpolation schemes.

Plus, it may be used in the div schemes of non surfaceField like U : when we integrate over a cell, we will need to interpolate the field from the center to the surface. I guess for a surfaceField, it is useless.

If then we use :

Code:

```interpolationSchemes {     default        linear skewCorrected; } divSchemes {     div(U)          Gauss linear skewCorrected; }```
it will run. But I compared the result with the result simulating Taylor Vertices on an unstructured grid using

Code:

```interpolationSchemes {     default        linear; } divSchemes {     div(U)          Gauss linear; }```
And the resulting U and p are exactly the same.

Then I think I don't really understand how this skewness correction work...

 stainboy October 23, 2013 14:29

Hey,

Neither do I understand. It would be great to hear little bit about that. Does anyone have some article.

Jakub.

 joegi.geo October 24, 2013 09:47

Hi,

Let me put my two cents.

Mesh skeness will reduce the order of face integration. Basically it is the deviation from the face center to the actual face integration point (the intersection between the vector joining two neighboring CV and the common face), and this is already taken care of in OF. You can refer to Hrvoje Jasak phd thesis.

If you have highly skewed cells you can use least squares for gradients calculation in order to reduce the numerical diffusion. Maybe increasing the number of corrector steps will help as well.

jg

 RodriguezFatz November 27, 2013 11:09

Quote:
 Originally Posted by joegi.geo (Post 458788) Mesh skeness will reduce the order of face integration. Basically it is the deviation from the face center to the actual face integration point (the intersection between the vector joining two neighboring CV and the common face), and this is already taken care of in OF. You can refer to Hrvoje Jasak phd thesis.
Hi, could you tell me, where in the code and where in the thesis I can see how the skewness correction is applied in OF?

Edit:
Ok, so after some more reading and searching I found the following:
Mesh weights (also used for central differencing in OF) for the cell-to-face interpolation are calculated using this formula:
http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Op...on_%28class%29
In the source code one can find the calculation in the "surfaceInterpolation.C" file, function is called "makeWeights()".
Now, obviously this is not just the standard linear weighting, as it is not only the distance of cell centers to the cell face that counts, but also the projection of the vectors on the face normal.
But also in the thesis I can not find any derivation of that fomula, I just found some words about the diffusion correction. Unfortunately, I could not adapt the lines to the convective / face value calculation.

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