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Old   September 13, 2013, 10:30
Default How to add Radiation to existing buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam solver
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Hello All
Hope you are fine and happy.
I have made a case based on buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam solver (which as you know is an incompressible one) and now I want to add Radiation to this case. For this purpose, I used buoyantSimpleRadiationFoam solver in order to make a new solver again based on buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam. I tried to add any part of buoyantSimpleRadiationFoam that doesn't exist in my new solver. These are as follows (red lines):

mybuoyantBoussinesqRadiationSimpleFoam.C file:

#include "fvCFD.H"
#include "singlePhaseTransportModel.H"
#include "basicPsiThermo.H" //I know that it's for compressible analysis.
#include "RASModel.H"
#include "simpleControl.H"
#include "radiationModel.H"
#include "fixedGradientFvPatchFields.H"

// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
#include "setRootCase.H"
#include "createTime.H"
#include "createMesh.H"
#include "readGravitationalAcceleration.H"
#include "createFields.H"
#include "createRadiationModel.H"
#include "initContinuityErrs.H"
Info<< "\nStarting time loop\n" << endl;

while (simple.loop())
Info<< "Time = " << runTime.timeName() << nl << endl;

// Pressure-velocity SIMPLE corrector
#include "UEqn.H"
#include "TEqn.H"
#include "pEqn.H"
#include "hEqn.H"



Make/files :

EXE = $(FOAM_USER_APPBIN)/mybuoyantBoussinesqRadiationSimpleFoam

Make/options :
-I../buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam \
-I$(LIB_SRC)/thermophysicalModels/basic/lnInclude \
-I$(LIB_SRC)/thermophysicalModels/radiationModels/lnInclude \

-I$(LIB_SRC)/finiteVolume/lnInclude \
-I$(LIB_SRC)/finiteVolume/cfdTools \
-I$(LIB_SRC)/turbulenceModels \
-I$(LIB_SRC)/turbulenceModels/incompressible/RAS/lnInclude \
-I$(LIB_SRC)/transportModels \

-lbasicThermophysicalModels \
-lspecie \
-lradiationModels \

-lfiniteVolume \
-lmeshTools \
-lincompressibleTurbulenceModel \
-lincompressibleRASModels \

fvScalarMatrix hEqn
fvm::div(phi, h)
- fvm::Sp(fvc::div(phi), h)
- fvm::laplacian(turbulence->alphaEff(), h)
- fvc::div(phi, 0.5*magSqr(U), "div(phi,K)")
+ radiation->Sh(thermo)





After I compiled my new solver I encountered these errors:

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } In file included from mybuoyantBoussinesqRadiationSimpleFoam.C:66:0:
/opt/openfoam211/src/thermophysicalModels/radiationModels/lnInclude/createRadiationModel.H: In function ‘int main(int, char**)’:
/opt/openfoam211/src/thermophysicalModels/radiationModels/lnInclude/createRadiationModel.H:3:40: error: ‘thermo’ was not declared in this scope
In file included from mybuoyantBoussinesqRadiationSimpleFoam.C:85:0:
hEqn.H:4:23: error: ‘h’ was not declared in this scope
hEqn.H:4:23: note: suggested alternative:
/opt/openfoam211/src/OpenFOAM/lnInclude/fundamentalConstants.H:52:36: note: ‘Foam::constant::universal::h’
hEqn.H:6:36: error: ‘class Foam::incompressible::RASModel’ has no member named ‘alphaEff’
make: *** [Make/linuxGccDPOpt/mybuoyantBoussinesqRadiationSimpleFoam.o] Error 1

My questions are :
1. What are these errors? I couldn't understand them.
2. I have used a compressible based solver for updating an incompressible solver in order to make a new solver. What are the things I have to change? Where and how can I omit the compressibilty related parts without making a problem?
3. Generaly what is the best way for adding Radiation to my new solver?
4. What paremeters should I bring to my case after comiling my solver succesfully?

I have actually followed a thread here started by Fabian and also I have read the Chalmers university "Radiation Heat Transfer in OpenFOAM" note but I couldn't find any solutions.
I would be grateful if you please tell me the steps I should follow.
Thank you all very much,
Best Regards,
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Old   September 19, 2013, 04:01
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I am just curious why you would want to do it that way? I suspect you will run into a whole lot of errors as you have. Most of it, if I am not mistaken, deal with the thermodynamic relationship that the solver has to use for the energy equation.

Have you considered factoring radiation as a heat flux instead (define a heat flux in T file)? That is generally considered an easier way to deal with radiation than using the full radiation solver.

If you really need the radiation model and solver, my suggestion would be to go compressible all the way and use the buoyantSimpleRadiationFoam solver.

Hope this helps.
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Old   September 20, 2013, 08:07
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Hi Masoud,

As far as I understand the simples approach would be to update to OF 2.2.1 where the radiation is included in all buoyancy-solvers. There is no differentiation between the solvers (buoyantSimpleRadiationFoam does not any longer exist). You just have to specify in constant/radiationProperties whether you want to use it or not.

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Old   September 25, 2013, 02:43
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Hi Masoud,

my previous post was probably a little bit too fast, I've been using the buoyantSimpleFoam, buoyantPimpleFoam and buoyantBoussinesqPimpleFoam solvers of the current release and radiation is included in all of them (but it was not in the 2.1 release). Thus, I think it is actually a missing feature which should be included in future releases (see also a post which I started with exactly this question However, concerning your approach to include radiation yourself I would suggest the following (although I'm not an expert on this):
In the Boussinesq-solver family the energy equation is solved in TEqn, so there is no need for an hEqn (compare to buoyantBoussinesqPimpleFoam). In this file the reference to the radiation is missing. So you should include it here, it should look like this:
    fvScalarMatrix TEqn
        fvm::div(phi, T)
      - fvm::laplacian(alphaEff, T)
        radiation->ST(rhoCoRef, T)
      + fvOptions(T)
I think the #include radiationModel.h in your myBuoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam.C is correct however, you should check with the respective Pimple-solver to see whether anything else is missing.

Hope this reply is a little bit more helpful then the previous.

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Old   January 16, 2014, 07:17
Default related radiation question in another thread
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fyi i put a related radiation question to another thread
thanks dirk
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