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Old   February 9, 2020, 12:48
Default what is the importance of deltaT and endTime entries in system/solid/controlDict?
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Honored solidFoamers,
I am a little bit confused about the solids4Foam algorithm during an FSI simulation. The main question is what is the importance of deltaT and endTime entries in system/solid/controlDict ?

My understanding is as follows:
1- Fluid is solved in the current timeStep (specified in system/controlDict.deltaT).
2- Forces are applied on the solid and the displacement is calculated for THIS TIMESTEP, but WHICH TIMESTEP? The one that is specified in system/controlDict or the other one in system/solid/controlDict?
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This question can be asked in another way:
In an FSI simulation, is it not enough to solve fluid in a transient manner and solve solid in a steady manner at the same time step? If solids4Foam does so, why, for example in elastic beam tutorial, d2dt2Scheme is specified as Euler and not steadyState ?

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Old   February 11, 2020, 01:00
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Dear Ali
As I know, the timeStep must be same in fluid and solid solver. So it called from system/controlDict. You can delete solid/controlDict and run simulation.
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