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milos March 20, 2009 12:01

Few simple questions concerning boundary conditions (pressure)
I'm new to OpenFOAM and I have a few fairly simple questions concerning boundary conditions. I am using 'simpleFoam' solver with RNGk-epsilon model.

1. - What is the default unit for pressure in OpenFOAM? In the small matrix it stands
[0 2 -2 0 0 0 0], which would basically mean [m^2/s^2]. What sort of pressure unit is that? I tried changing it to [kg/(m*s^2)] = [Pa], but then OpenFOAM doesn't run.

2. - I would like to measure pressure losses due a pipe elbow, but I'm not sure which boundary conditions to use for for pressure at the inlet and outlet. Currently I'm using 'zeroGradient' for inlet and 'fixedValue' (uniform 0) for the outlet. Any advice is welcome.

Thanx a million!


milos March 21, 2009 08:08

Ok, I found the answer to my first question, but I could still use some advice for the other one.



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