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Old   December 18, 2010, 14:45
Default Boundary Condition for Far Field?
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I am trying to model the (subsonic compressible) flow over a moving object (like an airfoil). In Fluent, one can specify FarField boundary conditions, but I can not find something similar in OpenFOAM, at first glance (I looked through the source code for Derived Types, as mentioned in the Manual).

Has anyone succesfully completed such a simulation - and which boundary conditions did you use to do so? Details with regard to such simulations seem very scarce, I looked in numerous places.

Help would certainly be appreciated.
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Old   January 20, 2011, 17:49
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Hi there,

There is the "freestream" patch type. Take a look at the airfoil2D example under the simpleFoam directory for the tutorials that uses a c-mesh. In the 0/ directory, for the U file (and other variable files) , you should have something like:

type freestream;
freestreamValue uniform (43.71427 3.05657365 0); // angle of attack = 4 deg

type freestream;
freestreamValue uniform (43.71427 3.05657365 0);

type fixedValue;
value uniform (0 0 0);

type empty;

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