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Gitesh P March 8, 2012 07:57

Thermophysical models and properties
Hello everyone,

I want to know about Thermophysical models and properties used in OpenFOAM. So, can any one give me suggestion about liturature from where I can read the model equations and etc about it.


calim_cfd March 8, 2012 10:42

you should find many things by searching through the files at:


other than that it depends on your physics.. is it biased toward chemistry?Lagrangian approaches?solid?liquid?heatTRanfer?compressible effects?

can't rly point a bible i guess, that's the beuty, if i may say, of CFD, you kinda gotta know a bit of everything, sometimes more than you thought you had :)

but you could check the physics books from Sears & Zemansky books :D

Chris Lucas March 9, 2012 04:01


if you need additonal thermo models, have a look at the OpenFOAM ext real gas branch.


Best Regards,

Gitesh P March 9, 2012 10:36

Thank you for your help !!

I am not much familiar with OF. I am going to work with real gas assumption. Lucas can you say me what is the meaning of 'realGasEThermo + realGas_pEqn 4 rhoPisoFoam'.


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