CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > Software User Forums > OpenFOAM > OpenFOAM Meshing & Mesh Conversion

[blockMesh] what commands should I use to start creating a blockMeshdict file?

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old   October 20, 2014, 20:39
Default what commands should I use to start creating a blockMeshdict file?
New Member
Hojae Chung
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 9
Hojae is on a distinguished road
I just started using Linux/UX system and OpenFoam, so I have many questions for fairly easy ones.
I studied 'how to write a blockMeshdict' file on, but I can't figure out what commands to input to start creating a blockMeshdict file.

FYI, I'm trying to build meshes for an airfoil in a wind tunnel.


Hojae is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   November 12, 2014, 16:58
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 14
cutter is on a distinguished road
Hi and welcome to the forums!

The input files for blockMesh are simple text files. They can be created and edited with any text editor. Usually the creation is done by copying an existing blockMeshDict file. The available text editors highly depend on your Linux distribution and the software packages that are installed on your machine. Please ask other students or colleagues to give you a short introduction to Linux and the most important commands! There are probably introductory courses at an university nearby!

The question is too generic to be answered more precisely.

Regarding the meshing of airfoils, please have a look at

Good luck!
cutter is offline   Reply With Quote


airfoil, block mesh, blockmeshdict, wind tunnel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[] problem when installing foam-extend-1.6 Thomas pan OpenFOAM Installation 7 September 9, 2015 21:53
[swak4Foam] swak4foam building problem GGerber OpenFOAM Community Contributions 54 April 24, 2015 16:02
[swak4Foam] build problem swak4Foam OF 2.2.0 mcathela OpenFOAM Community Contributions 14 April 23, 2013 13:59
[swak4Foam] funkySetFields compilation error tayo OpenFOAM Community Contributions 39 December 3, 2012 05:18
friction forces icoFoam ofslcm OpenFOAM 3 April 7, 2012 10:57

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 21:44.