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batta31 January 18, 2013 11:51

Numerical schemes available in OF 2.x
Hi guys! Is there a page where I can find all or almost all the numerical schemes available in OF 2.x? I can only find posts with previous versions of OF but also the syntax has been changed through the new versions. I'd really need it because I'm troubling with a very sensitive simulation which doesn't converge.

Any help is REALLY appreciated.


danvica January 19, 2013 09:23

Just in case, this is a good starting point:

batta31 January 19, 2013 09:30

Hi Danvica,
thank you for your answer..actually I've already read that page but I'm looking for something more detailed, especially about ALL the schemes available. Notice that for gradSchemes just a little of them are explained in the page that you suggest but actually there are many more availlable..The point is that I can't find the usage of each of them..

danvica January 19, 2013 10:00

I'm not sure but I don't think there's a single document explaining all, i doubt that for many it exist even a small doc.
Did you try in the past workshop papers ? You can find lots of interesting info here and there...

batta31 January 19, 2013 11:19

Where can I find them? On this forum?

vatavuk January 20, 2013 09:16

Hi Simone,
You can give the name of a scheme that doesn’t exist and OpenFOAM will give an error message with all available schemes. At least you will know the name of the schemes.

batta31 January 21, 2013 05:16

Hi Paulo thanks for your anwer, I've already experienced what you're saying. I'm really starting to think that what I'm looking for doesn't exist..

kev4573 January 22, 2013 12:04

I've never seen a comprehensive detailed explanation of all the numerical schemes, although you may be able to piece together something from the c++ documentation. Before going down that rabbit hole, I'd suggest verifying your mesh and boundary conditions are good; most stability issues usually stem from those two in my experience.

elvis January 23, 2013 08:48


there was the desire to work on you are looking for but this attempt was stopped!

i guess the mentioned workshop

OF-related PHD thesises

there is also

danvica January 23, 2013 09:02

I'm sorry not be able to help with solvers documents.

Some weeks ago I found a post containing the direct links to all past Workshops papers... but I don't remember where and whom :(

The link is pointing to "Page Not Found"...

Do you know others links ?

elvis January 23, 2013 09:06


convectionSchemes d2dt2SchemesddtSchemesdivSchemesfvfvSchemesfvSolutionfvcfvmgradSchemeslaplacianSchemessnGradSchemes

danvica January 23, 2013 13:41

Many Thanks !

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