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lovecraft22 April 10, 2012 12:27

How would you like openFoam to be?
 
I know many companies/private users have "their own openFoam version" that was customized for their need…

So, I would like us to share our ideas about how would you like openFoam to be.

In my mind, for instance, I would really appreciate not having to set the boundary conditions in many different files (U, P, K, nu…) but to have, instead, one single file in which to the every boundary condition at once.

And you?

nimasam April 10, 2012 13:14

its easy you can use, changeDictionary option in OpenFOAM, then you can put all your boundary in One file look at chtMultiRegionFoam tutorials

r08n April 18, 2012 09:25

My wishlist:

1) Relevant equations in solvers include sources as fields; I mean, e.g., in the example of
icoFoam with temperature http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Ho...ure_to_icoFoam , the temperature equation could include a heat
source:

fvScalarMatrix TEqn
(
fvm::ddt(T)
+ fvm::div(phi, T)
- fvm::laplacian(DT, T)
+ Q // heat source
);

2) A small convenience (IMHO): separate input and output data. Currently, the case folder
has the following subfolders before running a solver:

0
constant
system

After running the solver, this folder looks like this:

0
0.001
0.002
...
(zillion subfolders for time steps)
...
10
constant
system

These intermediate time steps could be put into a separate subfolder, like this:

0
constant
output/0.001
output/0.002
...
system


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