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Old   November 7, 2011, 11:43
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Hi everyone,

I'm a new user to OpenFoam and am currently trying to run some inviscid simulations using potentialFoam.

I've run the cylinder tutorial and also a 2D case with a NACA0012 aerofoil. However, while the velocity distributions for both these cases looked correct, the pressure distributions looked completely wrong, looking more like a distribution of velocity potential (when running potentialFoam -writep).

Has anyone else experienced this problem, and if so, did they ind a solution?

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Old   November 8, 2011, 10:10
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You're right -- "p" within the solver and as written out is simply the velocity potential. You'll need to calculate the static pressure on your own from the velocity field and the total pressure.
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Done in OpenFOAM-1.6-ext.

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