Adding source term involving derivative in y direction
Hi everyone,
I want to add a new transport equation to simpleFoam. The source term looks like Sw = nu/pow(y,2) * dw/dy where y is the ycoordinate of the cell and dw/dy is the derivative in the ydirection. fvScalarMatrix UwEqn ( fvm::div(phi, w)  fvm::laplacian(nu, w)  Sw ); My confusion is to get the derivative in a one direction not to calculate the whole gradient. Can anybody give me an idea how to achieve this. regards, Sohail 
If i'm correct you may get the gradient only in the explicit way which would be:
vectorField gradU=fvc::grad(w) then you can extract the desired component by: scalarField dwdy=gradU.component(vector::Y) I may not be correct in spelling or own the best way, but this should work 
Dear Hosseinali,
Thankyou for giving time to answer. I also thought the same and it works fine. But now I have another problem. I have a term Sw = (Uy * w)/y where Uy is the y component of velocity and y coordinate. Can this term be put in UwEqn as, fvm::Sp(Uy/y, w) where Uy=U.component(vector::Y) Best regards, Sohail 
Just from the top of my head, when you are using the SIMPLE every equation is being solved separately, also in source term of your equation for UwEqn there is no Uw (Uy is being considered known from previous step) so I think there would be no difference if you use fvm or mention it explicitly

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Dear Hosseinali,
I tried to put the term Sw = (Uy * w)/y with fvm::Sp and explicitely. but in both cases the value of Sw tends to infinity after 500 iterations approximately. I am using OpenFOAM1.6ext. I am simulating a 2D axisymmetric case. Where this new transport equation calculates the swirlcomponent of velocity. Please have a look at the file. If you want the whole case file, I can also send you that... regards, Sohail 
I'm not sure how this affects your stability, All I'm saying is that with the solver you chose this term would have same effect explicitly or implicitly on the solution.

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