|February 10, 2016, 06:22||
Using thermoFOAM over porousSimpleFoam simulation
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bologna, Italy
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I have done several external aero simulation with porousSimpleFoam with KomegaSST turbulence model, now I have to implement energy equation in those simulations.
After some not working tests with rhoPorousSimpleFoam, I have found thermoFoam application. As listed in OF official guide thermoFoam
evolves the thermodynamics on a frozen flow field, so I have a question, Can I use this application over my old simulations in order to have the temperature field?
|February 15, 2016, 21:03||
Join Date: May 2015
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It depends. But normally the effect of temperature on the flow field is not negligible, so it's not a good idea to solve temperature on a frozen flow field.
I would recommend you to use buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam or buoyantSimpleFoam, where the coupling between temperature field and flow field is solved. And the porous part can be easily accounted for using fvOptions.
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