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Old   April 8, 2010, 12:03
Default Water Flow around hull ship : interFoam 1.6.x vs 1.5
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Hi, i simulated a flow around an hull ship with interFoam (only water, no air and free surface). I have results with v1.5 and they seems really good. I tried to repeat the problem setting up a complete similar case in v 1.6.x but it gives me bad pressure and velocity field (all force coeffs are wrong and the simulation stopped after two days giving me an error ). I d like to know the differences between v1.5 and v1.6.x and if i setted in the wrong way the different params of simulation. I attach a pdf with the principal files.

EDIT: contours of p and U here

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3617688/contours.tar.gz
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Old   April 13, 2010, 06:56
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This is interesting. Anyone else facing this problem? Has anyone fixed it?

OF-1.6.x has some really nice features for hull analysis, but unless we figure out what is going on with the results they're useless.

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Old   April 13, 2010, 07:21
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Having a look to your files I found a couple of things that might help, but still I don't think you'll get the same results.

1. In the inlet B.C I found that setting alpha to a constant value with setFields helps convergence.

2. You should also have an atmosphere patch.

3. Try with the hull as bouyantPressure too.

Good luck, although we're still missing something. I wish there was more documentation about interFoam in 1.6.x

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Old   April 22, 2010, 05:46
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i think i have to change boundary condition on pressure : if in 1.5 i have zeroGradient, in 1.6.x i have to switch on buoyantPressure on the patch orthogonal to pressure gradient. I ll keep you updated on simulation's results. Stay tuned
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Old   May 3, 2010, 08:37
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I changed the pressure boundary conditions and now p field seems good. But i have a local "dicontinuity" of U field on symmetry patch. How can i solve it?? I attach the screenshots

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3617688/Ufield.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3617688/UfieldMesh.png
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Old   May 4, 2010, 05:34
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Hi Emanuele,

That is because unstrured mesh (tetras) is not working nice.

Change your mesh to hexa and if possible structured and you will see everything better.
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Old   June 10, 2010, 07:55
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Hi Emanuele,

could you put your settings for OF-1.6.x ?

Have you improve your calculation ?

Best regards,

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Old   June 14, 2010, 05:27
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I have set a less value of Courant number and now it works and it's running on 4 CPUs from two weeks
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File Type: txt fvSchemes.txt (1.3 KB, 9 views)
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Old   June 14, 2010, 05:34
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Hi Emanuele,

You have a very low Courant Number !

The wigley hull of Eric Paterson runs well with Courant Number 0.8.

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Old   June 14, 2010, 05:45
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Do you think i have to investigate what are wrong in other part of the case?? I thought the mesh but checkMesh is perfect...any idea??
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