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Old   January 21, 2010, 11:53
Default electrostaticFoam tutorial with negative potential
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Running electrostaticFoam (v. 1.6.x updated today) on the chargedWire tutorial poses no problems. When, however, the electric potential is reversed (for example by setting phi = -45000 and (in order to keep the problem physically correct) rho = -3.75e-5 at 'hole'), the solution diverges rapidly.
I expected the solution to be similar in both cases. Am I misunderstanding the physics behind this, or is this a numerical problem?

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Old   January 26, 2010, 06:57
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*bump*

Isn't there anyone why can help me with this?

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Running electrostaticFoam (v. 1.6.x updated today) on the chargedWire tutorial poses no problems. When, however, the electric potential is reversed (for example by setting phi = -45000 and (in order to keep the problem physically correct) rho = -3.75e-5 at 'hole'), the solution diverges rapidly.
I expected the solution to be similar in both cases. Am I misunderstanding the physics behind this, or is this a numerical problem?
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