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batta31 October 4, 2012 09:28

adjointShape..
 
Hi guys,
I'm analysing the solver adjointShapeOptimizationFoam and I have a simple (I think) but for me important question:

in line 154 of the file adjointShapeOptimizationFoam.C I find such a declaration:

volVectorField adjointTransposeConvection((fvc::grad(Ua) & U));

what I would like to know is the meaning of the expression between brackets; I have thought that it is a dot product between the matrix fvc::grad(Ua) and the vector U. It is right? A further question could be which is the phisical meaning of this vector which has just been defined.

Thanks in advance
Simone

batta31 October 8, 2012 04:14

I would like to know another thing..is there a site where I can find the meaning of all operations such patch().nf() or similar? Moreover, does anyone know which is the meaning of these expressions

operator ==
operator =

thanks
Simone

batta31 October 9, 2012 11:01

Anyone? :)


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