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Old   August 26, 2008, 02:50
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Hi all,

I am a newbie of OpenFOAM and CFD. I have a question of my first test:

I used potentialFOAM to solve a simple channel flow. The slip bounday condition seems work well. Then I change the boundary to no-slip , ie, set the velocity on boundary to fixedvalue zero.

Then I get a very strange result.

The velocity field is nearly the same as the one of slip condition. I can not see a velocity profile that smoothly ramps down to zero to the boudnaries. Velocity ramps down only in those triangles that has edges (vertieces) on boundaries. So it shoul not be correct.

Could you tell me what's the possible reason leading to this error ?

Thanks in advance.
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Old   August 26, 2008, 03:37
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Potential flows are per definition frictionless. Hence, it is not reasonable to define no slip boundary condition at walls (for that you would need wall friction!)

So you probably need another way of solving your problem (e.g. k-epsilon with wall function or so)

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Old   August 26, 2008, 03:40
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Dear Corenc,

you should review the physical background of potentialFoam.

solving the potential equations requires the flow field to be free of rotation and to have NO friction (no viscosity related effects).

Therefore setting a no-slip BC does not make any sense.

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Old   August 26, 2008, 04:37
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Hi,Michael & Christian, thank you for your immediately reply. In fact I work in computer animation. I teach Fluid Mechinqiues myself So maybe many erros in the followings...

In my understanding, potential flow only requires irrotational. but not non-viscosity. Ok . even it may make no physical sense. Anyway, there is no term of viscosity in the Laplace equation. Why I cant give the no-slip boundary and then solve the laplace?

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Old   August 26, 2008, 04:50
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I also tried the case in Fluent.

And there, I set the viscosity. But I got the same problem as in OpenFoame: non-slip doesn't work. It drives me crazy...

Give me some hints, please.

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Old   August 26, 2008, 05:28
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Hi Corenc,

if you want to solve a steady, fully developed, channel flow in openFOAM, you might want to try simpleFoam.

If you have problems, post the case dictionaries in the forum, so we can give them a look.

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Old   August 26, 2008, 06:15
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Hi Corenc,

the potential flow is a simplification of the euler momentum balance which is only valid for high Reynolds-numbers. Therefore friction is neglected --> there is no dissipative term which contains viscosity.

Regarding physical sense: sometimes there is no way to solve a equation which simply does not describe the physics right ;-)

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Old   August 26, 2008, 06:39
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Dear All
I would like to download OpenFOAM 1.4.1 for 32 bit computer
Please let me know, where can I download
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Old   August 26, 2008, 07:22
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Dear Vijay,

please refrain from hijacking threads of different topics in the future.

Your question has already been answered in this thread:
http://www.cfd-online.com/cgi-bin/Op...how.cgi?1/8825
You posted your question there by copying the first post (i do not understand why), so why post it again and again?

Download:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...kage_id=148942

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Old   August 26, 2008, 07:26
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Hi Corenc,

here I found a some information about viscous potential flow: http://fluid.ippt.gov.pl/ictam04/tex...FM20_10843.pdf

It seems to be a quite unexplored field.
But normally potential flow is, as also Christian wrote, inviscous. If you set the viscous term in the momentum equation to zero, you end up with a partial differential equation of 1st order. Thus you can apply only one velocity boundary condition and this would be the impermeability condition.

Hope this helps a little more!

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