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Old   March 15, 2013, 11:04
Default Pressure jump and vanishing solver
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Silvan Brändli
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Dear all,

we are simulating fluid-structure interaction (FSI) using OpenFOAM (a modified interDyMFoam solver) and an external structural solver, coupling them via MPI. After a certain simulation time one of the OF solvers (either for cellDisplacement or U) "looses" one component. Usually (in quasi 2D) we get something like

DICPCG:  Solving for cellDisplacementy, Initial residual = 5.561218854736067e-07, Final residual = 5.561218854736067e-07, No Iterations 0 
DICPCG:  Solving for cellDisplacementz, Initial residual = 1.058528227755323e-06, Final residual = 3.090254563914258e-07, No Iterations 1

DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.006568920370747625, Final residual = 2.648992650684406e-10, No Iterations 2 
DILUPBiCG:  Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 0.002921793460135126, Final residual = 2.591064855961802e-11, No Iterations 2
then suddenly one of those components does not seem to be solved any more (one of the log messages missing). At the same time a pressure jump occurs: The relative pressure distribution still looks OK, but the absolute value is much too high, going back to normal over a couple of time steps.

Has anybody ever experienced something like this? Any hint or rough guess?

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