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EVBUCF October 25, 2012 15:41

combine dynamicMotionSolverFvMesh and solidBodyMotionFvMesh
Hello Foamer's

I'm interested in simulating a helicopter rotor.
I've done this with solidBodyMotion with AMI at the interface and works well :)

I would like to combine the two mesh solvers, dynamicMotionSolverFvMesh and solidBodyMotionFvMesh. Ideally, I want the rotating domain of the mesh to
use mesh elasticity on the rotor blade (located in the center of the rotating domain).

I tried using rotatingWallVelocity and just use dynamicMotionSolverFvMesh. Which does work, but the rotatingWall BC's doesn't work for blades (non circular surfaces)

It seems possible, but don't really know where to start. I assume many could benefit from the functionality.

Any suggestions as to where to start or any dev. versions which have incorporated this.


yy_st July 9, 2013 03:43


I meet the same question as yours, and how did you solve this problem? Is there some suggestions?

Thank you!!!

louisgag November 5, 2015 06:38

If anyone have a solution for this problem, I'd be curious to know3 about it.

PonchO November 6, 2015 20:23

Hello everyone,

i read about this in the "openfoam technology primer" Have a look at chapter 13.

Good speed.

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