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leosding July 7, 2010 20:11

OF1.7: coalChemistryFoam/simplifiedSiwek error
As discussed in post "Patches for OpenFOAM 1.7 on MacOS X", the case of coalChemistryFoam/simplifiedSiwek error on Mac and Linux, log reads,

Courant Number mean: 0.1533929535 max: 0.6093346791
deltaT = 0.0005
Time = 0.252

Cloud: coalCloud1
Total number of parcels added = 27
Total mass introduced = 0.0001
Current number of parcels = 27
Current mass in system = 7.634816181e-05
Mass transfer phase change = 2.487806921e-06
Mass transfer devolatilisation = 1.096268892e-05
Mass transfer surface reaction = 1.020134234e-05

Cloud: limestoneCloud1
Total number of parcels added = 18
Total mass introduced = 0.0001
Current number of parcels = 18
Current mass in system = 0.0001

Solving chemistry
diagonal: Solving for rho, Initial residual = 0, Final residual = 0, No Iterations 0
DILUPBiCG: Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.06843280288, Final residual = 5.521803873e-06, No Iterations 3
DILUPBiCG: Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.08299776218, Final residual = 6.610758425e-07, No Iterations 4
DILUPBiCG: Solving for O2, Initial residual = 0.02991408207, Final residual = 2.316092842e-07, No Iterations 4
DILUPBiCG: Solving for CH4, Initial residual = 0.02443785456, Final residual = 2.649269485e-07, No Iterations 4
DILUPBiCG: Solving for H2, Initial residual = 0.0315238668, Final residual = 3.822091915e-07, No Iterations 4
DILUPBiCG: Solving for CO2, Initial residual = 0.02938438982, Final residual = 4.003208991e-07, No Iterations 4
DILUPBiCG: Solving for H2O, Initial residual = 0.03523143241, Final residual = 1.795963946e-08, No Iterations 5
DILUPBiCG: Solving for hs, Initial residual = 0.04197246509, Final residual = 5.114508673e-07, No Iterations 4

attempt to use janafThermo<equationOfState> out of temperature range 0 -> 5000; T = -461.698

From function janafThermo<equationOfState>::checkT(const scalar T) const
in file /Users/dingsudong/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.7.0/src/thermophysicalModels/specie/lnInclude/janafThermoI.H at line 63.

FOAM aborting


check it.


leosding July 18, 2010 05:25

The same errors occurs in Linux and Mac ports.
nobody response it?


heather July 19, 2010 09:25

Thanks for reporting - we have updated the tutorial in 1.7.x

N. A. September 29, 2010 11:54

Heloo Andrew and folks,

This in relation to the error that is reported by Leo. I assume that Andrew has updated the tutorial and there is no error.

I am interested to know what is the remedy to be taken to avoid this error? Could you please share what are the steps/modifications that were done to avoid the error?

Description of my error: I get similar kind of error in OF1.6 version for the modified coalChemistryFoam. Instead of char burning, I have implemented char-gasification chemistry (hetrogeneous chemistry).


yingkun May 16, 2011 02:35


Originally Posted by heather (Post 268019)
Thanks for reporting - we have updated the tutorial in 1.7.x

you said the tutorial have been updated in 1.7.x,I use OF1.7.1,it's still the same problem,I hope you can help me ,and what is updated in new version?
thank u!

yingkun June 13, 2011 23:18

do you use coalChemistryFoam?my case has two inlets/one outlet,I use the updated OF,and for my case it shows the same "out of temperature range"problem,do you know how to solve it?
Best regards

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