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gashishr October 10, 2011 13:32

Restarting OpenFoam run

I am solving an airfoil case for different angles of attack using simpleFoam. I have results for AOA 2deg. I want to solve for an AOA 4deg with results from 2deg as initial values. How can I do that?

chegdan October 10, 2011 15:40

try using the mapFields utility between the two cases if they have the same boundary condition names. If the mesh is a different shape (i.e. geometrically non-similar) then I'm not sure how it interpolates to the new mesh and if it can even be used. Its worth a try.

to find the usage, try


mapFields -help
if they are identical in every way except the number of cells, then it should work. Otherwise you might have to make a mapFieldsDict that is in:




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