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Any hints for userdefined BCs without using groovyBC/Swak4Foam? 

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March 21, 2013, 09:22 
Any hints for userdefined BCs without using groovyBC/Swak4Foam?

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David Long
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Hi Foamers,
as I am not very clear about the idea/principle behind Swak4Foam/groovyBC, so I was wondering, is there some easy way to define some customized boundary conditions? For instance: assuming inlet z coordinates is from z = 0 m to z = 4 m, I want to define an "alpha 1" source from z =0 to z =2 m at the inlet with a velocity 2 m/s at xaxis, while the pressure of outlet is fixed to 0. Or more complex, I want the source velocity varying from: Vx =  2*sin(t* 2*Pi/T)  (absolute value) , where T is the period. So how to implement these BCs without using predefine Swak4Foam? Any recommendations or hints will be highly appreciated. 

March 21, 2013, 10:02 

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The expressions you mention would be "pos().z<2 ? 1 : 0" for alpha1 (if I understand your description correctly) and "2*sin(time()*2*pi/42)" (with a period 42) in groovyBC which I think (but I'm biased) is pretty straightforward. It's a bit more typing (but not exactly rocketscience) in coded/C++
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March 21, 2013, 10:13 
Implement your own Boundary Condition

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There is a tutorial by Hakan Nilsson from Chalmers University on how to implement your own boundary condition. You can find it here:
http://www.tfd.chalmers.se/~hani/kurser/OS_CFD/implementBoundaryCondition.pdf The tutorial seems to be current as of version 2.0.x. 

March 21, 2013, 14:54 

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What I want is to code a small fraction of C++ and make it usable for calculating the specified BCs. The difficult part is the OFAPI that operates on the mesh properties like cell faces, coordinates and so on. In this way I might be able to make a wavegeneration BCs with varying the "alpha1" position according to the wave period T and other parameters. 

October 29, 2013, 10:10 

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Hi bernard!
Yesterday I started to have a look on swak and in particular the capabilities of groovybc,but in truth i've not understood a lot !(my brain after thesis is cooked!). I was interested to know how to produce the input speed with only conditions of geometric type as you suggested to keepfit for alpha1 but obviously for me is a velocity vector. The idea is to produce subareas without having to change each time the mesh. For example on a square produce strips with input speed not anything. How could I do? for example 1<x<3, 0<y<1, & 4<x<6, 2<y<3 ecc.... suggestions? 

October 29, 2013, 12:41 

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"((1<pos().x && pos().x<3 && 0<pos().y && pos().y<1)  (4<pos().x && pos().x<6 && 2<pos().y && pos().y<3)) ? 1 : 0" would give the value 1 on these two rectangles and 0 elsewhere
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October 30, 2013, 06:56 

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thanks a lot!works perfectly...
caldaiasemplificata_ingresso_ariaprimaria { type groovyBCFixedValue; valueExpression "((1<pos().x && pos().x<2 && 22<pos().y && pos().y<21)  (3<pos().x && pos().x<4 && 28<pos().y && pos().y<26)) ? vector(0,0,0.6) : vector(0,0,0)"; } thanks again 

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