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Kaushik Balakrishnan (Balakrishnan) February 2, 2005 11:56

I am using the SonicTurbForm
I am using the SonicTurbForm solver. Under 'thermophysicalProperties' there is a field titled 'thermoType'. I tried all the options available from the drop down menu, but all of them give me an error. Could you please tell me which option I need to choose and how (if its not from the drop down menu).


Hrvoje Jasak (Hjasak) February 3, 2005 09:41

Let me show you how it's done:
Let me show you how it's done:

thermoType is defined in constant/thermophysicalProperties.

The option in the tutorial is (screwed up newsgroup software, please try it out)

As with all other run-time selection scheme, if you want to know what all the options are, try putting garbage in and the code will tell you. For example, if I set:

thermoType banana;

The (relevant part) of the output says:

--> FOAM FATAL ERROR : Unknown basicThermo type banana

Valid basicThermo types are :


If I were you, I'd give up on the pre-processor as soon as I could.



Henry Weller (Henry) February 3, 2005 10:28

The thermo package needed for
The thermo package needed for sonicTurbFoam and the other sonic solvers can be found in the tutorials for those codes. Th package you need to specify is

<BLOCKQUOTE>hThermo<pureMixture<constTransport<spe cieThermo<hConstThermo<perfectGas>>>>></BLOCKQUOTE>

which as you say isn't on the list in the FoamX configuration files but I have added for the next release but if you need it now simply add it to the list in the file


It is unfortunate that the FoamX files are not completely up-to-date but we no longer have anyone maintaining them due to lack of funds so we encourage everyong who finds problems with them to report the errors preferably with fixes.

Admin (Admin) February 3, 2005 11:13

Incidentally, there is some in
Incidentally, there is some information about the thermo stuff in:

schmidt_d August 2, 2006 09:09

A slight correction....the inf
A slight correction....the information about the thermo stuff is actually at:

mss May 28, 2007 10:20

Hej, I am running the "buo

I am running the "buoyantFoam" case and I have a several questions concerning it:

1. Can someone give me a hint where OpenFoam is cheking the mixture name in the code?

2. Could someone clearify to me what mathematical model (system of equations) exactly OpenFOAM is solving in "buoyantFoam" case?

Thank you for help in advance,

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