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March 27, 2011, 04:11 
Usage of R and LRR

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George
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Hi Foamers,
I have a walljet simulation, which uses the kOmegaSST turbulence model. The model performs ok and I would now like to investigate the Reynolds stresses for this flow. Therefore I have modified my model to use the LLR turbulence model. The LRR simulation blows up when I run it from time 0. From the forums I gather that I can use the R utility to derive the Reynolds stresses fields from the kOmegaSST results. This will set up the 'initial conditions' for the LRR model. However, when I run the command "R" from the casedir the utility simply zip's the R file that I placed in the directory of the last timestep. I would have expected that the utility would modify the 'internalField' entry in the Rfile, but it is left unchanged... If someone can tell me how to properly use R and setup LRR it would be much appreciated. Below is my R file and controlDict file. Thanks, George ~~~~~~~~ FoamFile { version 2.0; format ascii; class volSymmTensorField; object R; } // * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * // dimensions [0 2 2 0 0 0 0]; internalField uniform (0 0 0 0 0 0); boundaryField { inlet { type fixedValue; value uniform (0.0015325 0 0 0.0015325 0 0.00306504); // (k/2 0 0 k/2 0 k); } walls { type kqRWallFunction; value uniform ( 0 0 0 0 0 0 ); } bed { type kqRWallFunction; value uniform ( 0 0 0 0 0 0 ); } top { type symmetryPlane; } outlet { type zeroGradient; } } ~~~~~~~~~~~~ FoamFile { version 2.0; format ascii; class dictionary; object controlDict; } // * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * // application simpleFoam; startFrom latestTime; startTime 0; stopAt endTime; endTime 2820; deltaT 1; writeControl timeStep; writeInterval 20;//100; purgeWrite 0; writeFormat ascii; writePrecision 6; writeCompression compressed; timeFormat general; timePrecision 6; runTimeModifiable yes; ~~~~~~~~~~~~~` 

March 29, 2011, 02:47 

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George
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Hi Foamers,
I have solved my problem. Issue closed. Best regards, George 

April 8, 2011, 17:13 
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Sergio
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Hi George
I am quite new with the CFD and OpenFoam, and I need to calculate the Reynolds Stresses, and if you can help me with the following questions, I would really appreciate it. 1. Is necessary to create a R file? 2. If so, should the location for this file be the system directory? 3. How will the output file be created? (I mean, is it required to run again the simulation?) I would also appreciate if you can give me some instructions about the usage of R. Thanks 

April 10, 2011, 16:09 

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1) No, I dont think its necessary to create a R file. Just run 'R' from the command line after you finished a kepsilon simulation. I think you also need to set the ControlDict keyword endTime (or lastTime?) to latestTime. 2) I have not investigated how the Reynolds stresses are computed from the kepsilon results. You will probably see in the 'R' application code how it is computed. The Boussinesq hypothesis is probably used (using the effective viscosity and mean velocity gradients) to compute the individual Reynolds stresses. HTH, George 

April 10, 2011, 16:33 

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Hi George.
First than all, i want to thank you for take time to read my question, and answer it. On the other hand I have realized that I am using a LES turbulence model, and thus my simulation is not steady state. This explain why after I typed R an error message, asking for the RASProperties. Have you ever tried to calculate Reynolds stresses in such a simulation (LES)? Thanks again for your help 

April 12, 2011, 02:39 

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Hi Sergio,
Sorry I do not have any experience with LES. Good luck, George 

April 12, 2011, 10:36 

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Thanks for your help!


May 7, 2012, 10:49 

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Hi,
I have the same problem as George. I have a case solved with kepsilon. When I run the utility R, it does not give any warnings or errors and completes successfully. Afterwards when I check the field R, it remains unchanged. It seems that George has found the answer to it, but how is it? 

October 16, 2013, 03:36 

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What did you do to solve your promblem, could you please tell me, i really need some guidance to solve my problem, thank you very much i simulate the flow over an airfoil, using the simpleFoam solver, my solution be complete with kOmegaSST, but it become diverged when i change the kOmegaSST to LRR, i don't know what should i do. This is the divergence error: Time = 14 smoothSolver: Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.348073, Final residual = 6.66759e10, No Iterations 69 smoothSolver: Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.520936, Final residual = 9.19728e10, No Iterations 68 GAMG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 1, Final residual = 0.256866, No Iterations 100 GAMG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 1, Final residual = 8.38804e11, No Iterations 25 time step continuity errors : sum local = 5.57903e+32, global = 3.39894e+28, cumulative = 3.39894e+28 #0 Foam::error:rintStack(Foam::Ostream&) at ??:? #1 Foam::sigFpe::sigHandler(int) at ??:? #2 in "/lib64/libc.so.6" #3 Foam::GaussSeidelSmoother::smooth(Foam::word const&, Foam::Field<double>&, Foam::lduMatrix const&, Foam::Field<double> const&, Foam::FieldField<Foam::Field, double> const&, Foam::UPtrList<Foam::lduInterfaceField const> const&, unsigned char, int) at ??:? #4 Foam::GaussSeidelSmoother::smooth(Foam::Field<doub le>&, Foam::Field<double> const&, unsigned char, int) const at ??:? #5 Foam::smoothSolver::solve(Foam::Field<double>&, Foam::Field<double> const&, unsigned char) const at ??:? #6 Foam::fvMatrix<double>::solveSegregated(Foam::dict ionary const&) at ??:? #7 Foam::fvMatrix<double>::solve(Foam::dictionary const&) at ??:? #8 Foam::fvMatrix<double>::solve() at ??:? #9 Foam::SolverPerformance<double> Foam::solve<double>(Foam::tmp<Foam::fvMatrix<doubl e> > const&) at ??:? #10 Foam::incompressible::RASModels::LRR::correct() at ??:? #11 at ??:? #12 __libc_start_main in "/lib64/libc.so.6" #13 at /home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/glibc2.17/csu/../sysdeps/x86_64/start.S:126 Floating point exception 

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