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Old   June 28, 2012, 19:48
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Hello all,

Does anyone know what are (or where to find) the default value that OpenFoam uses in its standard k-epsilon model? Many thanks.

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Old   June 29, 2012, 01:40
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Hi,

At least in openfoam 2.0.1 it can be found is in:
/src/turbulenceModels/incompressible/RAS/kEpsilon

Just take a look at the .H or .C file.

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Old   June 29, 2012, 04:32
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This is the content of the file RASProperties:

Code:
RASModel        kEpsilon;

turbulence      on;

printCoeffs     on;

if you set printCoeffs to on, then OF will print the coefficients of the turbulence model at the beginning of the simulation.


If you want to change some values add this to RASProperties

Code:
kEpsilonCoeffs 
{
    Cmu         0.09;
    C1          1.44;
    C2          1.92;
    C3          -0.33;
    sigmak      1.0;
    sigmaEps    1.11; //Original value:1.44
    Prt         1.0;
}
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Thank you so much. This is very helpful!! Do you also happen to know that if I would like to change those constants, where do I need to go? Are they defined in the source code? if so, if I change the values, I would need to recompiled the code, right? Or, there is a easier way to change the turbulent modeling constants. Thanks again.

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This is the content of the file RASProperties:

Code:
RASModel        kEpsilon;

turbulence      on;

printCoeffs     on;

if you set printCoeffs to on, then OF will print the coefficients of the turbulence model at the beginning of the simulation.


If you want to change some values add this to RASProperties

Code:
kEpsilonCoeffs 
{
    Cmu         0.09;
    C1          1.44;
    C2          1.92;
    C3          -0.33;
    sigmak      1.0;
    sigmaEps    1.11; //Original value:1.44
    Prt         1.0;
}

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my second code example shows you how to manually override the default values. There is no need to change the default values in the code, if you can override them.

If you wanted to change the values right inside the code, you should look at e.g. src/turbulenceModels/incompressible/RAS/kEpsilon/kEpsilon.C

I assume the recommended way to do a calculation with non-default model constants is to define them in RASProperties. Also, if you do a calculation with non-default model constants you should make sure the coefficients are printed at the beginning of the calculation (printCoeffs on). So you can check afterwards which values were used.

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Or, there is a easier way to change the turbulent modeling constants
The easiest way to change the turbulent model constants is to define them in RASProperties
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Old   July 2, 2012, 11:57
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Got it. Thanks!!!


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my second code example shows you how to manually override the default values. There is no need to change the default values in the code, if you can override them.

If you wanted to change the values right inside the code, you should look at e.g. src/turbulenceModels/incompressible/RAS/kEpsilon/kEpsilon.C

I assume the recommended way to do a calculation with non-default model constants is to define them in RASProperties. Also, if you do a calculation with non-default model constants you should make sure the coefficients are printed at the beginning of the calculation (printCoeffs on). So you can check afterwards which values were used.



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Old   July 29, 2012, 02:12
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Hello dear foamers.
I have a question, please answer this.

I want to add k(kinetic turbulence energy) in solver interPhaseChangeFoam.
for this reason, added next line in this:

const volScalarField &k=U_.db().lookupObject<volScalarField>("k")
and wmake was Successfully .

but How can I Understand that this k is the same with k(kinetic turbulence energy)???Is it true?????or not????

Because I replased M Instead k in Top Line :

const volScalarField &M=U_.db().lookupObject<volScalarField>("M")
but nothing error was not occured!!!!!!??????
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Old   July 29, 2012, 08:44
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this program will be compiled with no error! but do you run your case with it?
this line will be looking for volScalarField M, and if it can not find, it will give you fatal error
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