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 A.D.E October 12, 2011 08:44

k and omega boundary conditions.

Hi,

I am relatively new with OpenFoam and I would be grateful if some one can help me please. I am trying to set up a case using simpleFoam and the kOmegaSST model (for a subsonic flow around and airfoil) but I have difficulties defining the boundary conditions for k and omega.

My question is what should be the value of the term “value” in the following script ?
And also what should be the value for internal field ?

For k:
dimensions [0 2 -2 0 0 0 0];

internalField uniform ????;

boundaryField
{

airfoil
{
type kqRWallFunction;
value uniform ???;
}
farfield
{
type turbulentIntensityKineticEnergyInlet;
intensity 0.9;
value uniform ????;
}
frontAndBackPlanes
{
type empty;
}
}

For Omega:
dimensions [0 0 -1 0 0 0 0];

internalField uniform ???;

boundaryField
{

airfoil
{
type omegaWallFunction;
Cmu 0.09;
kappa 0.41;
E 9.8;
value uniform ????;
}
farfield
{
type turbulentMixingLengthFrequencyInlet;
mixingLength 0.005;
k k;
value uniform ????;
}
frontAndBackPlanes
{
type empty;
}
}

Sincerely,

A.D.E

 flowris October 12, 2011 11:35

k is the specific turbulent kinetic energy and omega the turbulence length scale. In general it is hard to know how much they are.

If you are simulating a wind tunnel with inlet speed U and turbulence intensity x%, then you can guess k = x/100 * U^2 at the inlet boundaries and in the domain. For omega I cannot give you tips, but I read that often omega smooths out independently of the BC's.

 boger October 13, 2011 09:42

Not stated is the fact that "internalField" represents the initial condition or initial guess for the flow field. I suspect the "value" field does not need to be specified in your 0/ directory for many if not all of the boundary conditions you list. On subsequent time steps, that variable may be output and contain the current value of the cell faces on the boundary.

 A.D.E October 14, 2011 05:25

Hello,

Thank you both for your reply. I am currently running a simulation after considering your comments. Can I also ask what does the value of mixingLength represent? For a simulation of a flow in a wind tunnel what value can I use?

Thank you,

A.D.E

 dhondupant October 14, 2011 07:52

Quote:
 Originally Posted by A.D.E (Post 327929) Hello, Thank you both for your reply. I am currently running a simulation after considering your comments. Can I also ask what does the value of mixingLength represent? For a simulation of a flow in a wind tunnel what value can I use? Thank you, A.D.E
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