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Old   April 4, 2011, 06:44
Default Laplacian term missing in simpleFoam - UEqn.H
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Dear Foamers,
I am trying to understand the code for simpleFoam and I came across the wiki for the same

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http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/The_SIMPLE_algorithm_in_OpenFOAM
In the above link , in the "Implementation of the SIMPLE algorithm in OpenFOAM" section,

the second equation says that the

tmp<fvVectorMatrix> UEqn
(
fvm::div(phi, U) - laplacian(nu,U)
);


But in the actual file UEqn.H in the /solvers folder , the code is as below

tmp<fvVectorMatrix> UEqn
(
fvm::div(phi, U)
+ turbulence->divDevReff(U)
);


Is the laplacian term replaced with a turbulence term??

Can someone help to figure this out?

Your help is highly appreciated.

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Hi, simpleFoam manages both laminar and turbulent cases via turbulence->divDevReff(U). This term reduces to the laplacian one in laminar cases.

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Old   April 5, 2011, 10:58
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Thanks a lot for your reply
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