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Old   August 7, 2013, 08:35
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I'm trying to implement a boundary conditions that links pressure to outflow using a differential equation (Windkessel) and therefore need to solve it. A simple 1st order backward Euler solver should be enough and, fortunately, one is available in OF.

I've never added a new BC but I tried a take an existing one, use the outflow on the selected patch to calculate the pressure and export it.

I was wondering : what it the best existing BC to start from ? Has anyone an example a the use of a solver in a BC function ?

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Old   August 8, 2013, 13:19
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Dear Hiroshiman

The following pdf by Håkan Nilsson in Chalmers University is so helpful.

How to implement a new boundary conditions:

Also, take a look at his homepage for more tutorials:
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Hi Kia,
thank you for the links. Actually I've already read the Chalmers guide for the programmation of BCs.
Currently I'm using the codedFixedValue BC with a code that calculates p from phi on the outlet.
I still have a few problems : how can I access the mean value of the pressure on the patch ? I'm able to do it for phi but not for p (surfaceField vs volume Field).

const surfaceScalarField& phi = db().lookupObject<surfaceScalarField>("phi");
const fvsPatchField<scalar>& phip = patch().patchField<surfaceScalarField, scalar>(phi);
I must solve something like :
d(p-phi*R)/dt=f(p,phi) to impose p on the outlet, is it possible to use the ddt solver of openfoam ? I coded an Euler solver but I'd like to use a maximum of integrated functions...


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