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James April 7, 2009 12:47

Solidification simulation with OpenFOAM

Can OpenFOAM be used to model solidification and melting? Does anyone have experience in modeling laser welding or laser cladding or casting using OpenFOAM? Thanks!

prabhu April 8, 2009 13:57


Yes, it is possible to simulate solidification. you need to develop the code for it. Even i am new to Openfoam and working on solidification.

am trying to develop solidification solver based on icoFoam and adding transport equations for temperature.
As initial step i am solving only temp equation without any convection term and trying to validate the results with some available data.

James April 8, 2009 16:07

Thank you for your reply!

aerothermal May 12, 2011 13:16

Do you have results of those simulations? Did it work?

hyuf1 June 26, 2012 01:59

do you have some result for the solidification ?

akidess June 26, 2012 02:33

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