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Elise August 28, 2012 04:25

[solved] WallShearStress for settlingFoam
I did a case with settlingFoam in a special geometry; water is flowing into a hemisphere as well as sand.

Now i would like to calculate the bed shear stress at this hemisphere, but the function wallshearstress only uses nu from the singlephase transport model.

What do I have to change in the file wallshearstress.C or createFields.H to obtain this wall shear stress in postprocessing mode?

I can also do the calculation myself with

tau = mu * dU/dy

Only how do I calculate this gradU normal to this hemisphere does wallgradU does this automatically or do I have to add a normal vector but how to do this?

Elise August 28, 2012 05:50

I changed the wallGradU.C file to

wallGradU.boundaryField()[patchi]= - U.boundaryField()[patchi].snGrad*patch().nf();

Is this the correct way to do this or does the wallgradU allready gives the values related to the wall instead of to the
defined axes?

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