
[Sponsors] 
December 11, 2011, 11:41 
rhoPimpleFoam/rhoPisoFoamcompressible flows

#1 
Member
achinta
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sydney
Posts: 66
Rep Power: 7 
Hi all,
I would like to learn about rhoPimple/rhoPisoFoam code. I have few questions. 1) The code solves rhoEqn first. Then it solves UEqn and hEqn. pEqn is solved at the end. Is it necessary to follow this order. Could we solve rhoEqn and other equations like scalar transport eqn after pEqn? 2)What is 'psi' in the pEqn of rhoPimple/PisoFoam? Could we directly use fvc::ddt(rho) instead of fvm::ddt(psi,p)? Whats the advantage of using the latter notation? Thank you, AV 

December 12, 2011, 06:29 

#2 
Senior Member
Bernhard Linseisen
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Magdeburg/Geneva
Posts: 178
Blog Entries: 1
Rep Power: 7 
I am not too deep into the particular solvers, but my take on the questions is:
1) It depends if the equations included later depend on the equations included before. If you see any reference to any part of the previous equations, it MIGHT be problematic for the equation to find the preconditions. If there is no reference to the other equations, from the side of the solver there should not really be a problem. But maybe that problem does not exist at all if the compiler deals fine with that problem. Just give it a try! 2) If I remember correctly, psi has to do with the flux and already contains division by time. So if I am right you would have a different dimensionset for the approach you offer, which  given OpenFOAM's dimensionality control  would cause the simulation to fail due to conflicting dimensionsets on the different equation terms. Even if I am wrong on the resulting dimensionset (which is quite possible!), you need to be sure it doesn't matter if you define an explicit or an implicit equation term, because once you use fvm(ethod) and the other time fvc(alculus)... Sorry for not giving perfect answers, but I guess at least I am pointing out some directions that might be helpful. ;) 

December 19, 2012, 18:57 

#3 
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 168
Rep Power: 5 
If I didnot make s mistake, the density for output in rhoPimpleEqn is from thermo.rho(). So here why is the rhoEqn should be solved? Just for correction? Does anybody know something about this?
Thank you! 

December 20, 2012, 16:21 

#4 
Senior Member
KarlJohan Nogenmyr
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Linköping
Posts: 257
Rep Power: 12 
fvc::ddt(rho) would be an explicit formulation of the density derivative. You want something implicit, as you want to find pressure at the new timestep, such that continuity equation is fulfilled. rho is however equal to p*psi (for ideal gas, and where psi is compressibility). By writing fvm::ddt(psi, p) (which means implicit time derivative of the product of p and psi) you can get density at the new time step's pressure. You cannot, for instance, write fvm::ddt(rho), as the linear solver would not know how to get density at the new time step, while it does know how to get psi*p, as psi is a constant, while p at the new time step is the variable solved for (iteratively).
Hope it is a bit more clear, K 

December 20, 2012, 16:33 

#5 
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 168
Rep Power: 5 
Hi Kalle,
Thank you so much for your reply. but what do you mean by 'the linear solver would not know how to get density at the new time step'? Could you please write more about this? Thank you in advance. Merry Christmas! h 

December 21, 2012, 03:11 

#6 
Senior Member
KarlJohan Nogenmyr
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Linköping
Posts: 257
Rep Power: 12 
The solver is solving to find p at the new time step. Rho at that time step is not known yet, as it depends on p. The solver can however still caluclate the ddt(rho) implicitly, as rho=p*psi, which consists of know quantities (psi) and the quantity solved for (p)
K 

December 21, 2012, 09:07 

#7 
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 168
Rep Power: 5 
Hi Kalle,
Thank you very much for your reply. About the rhoPimpleFoam, based on the method that the density is updated, i.e. rho=pressure/(RT). As far as I know, this pressure for the EoS is from Poission equation, so this is the hydrodynamc pressure. From this point, rhoPimpleFoam is a fully compressible solver. However, when it solves the governing for rho, rho*U, it seems that it still use the Simple or Piso method, they are methods for incompressible flows. I am a little confused about this. Can you give any comments about this? Merry Xmas! 

Thread Tools  
Display Modes  


Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
SIMPLE pressure correction in compressible flows  Maarten de Jong  Main CFD Forum  7  April 30, 2012 02:23 
Using pressure based solver for compressible flows  aamer  Main CFD Forum  2  June 15, 2011 12:45 
Using Compressible Solver (sonicFoam) to solve subsonic flows  ezsoal  OpenFOAM  0  October 27, 2009 10:13 
Case check  VelocityInlet not compatible with compressible flows  fluentuser  FLUENT  2  September 15, 2009 08:46 
PDF Model in compressible flows with shock waves  Hanxsi  FLUENT  0  February 26, 2006 21:51 