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smraniaki July 15, 2013 10:37

compilation problem

I'm trying to compile a solver in OF 2.1.1 for conjugate heat transfer which I believe was developed in version 1.5. Unfortunately it gives couple of fatal error that can not find some hearers such as coupledFvMatrices. I tried to find a substitution adaptive in newer version of OF but even I couldn't find these headers in OF version 1.5 SVN. Has anybody ever experienced needing these files? OR maybe knows what was the contents?



KlasJ July 16, 2013 10:22

Hi Smraniaki,

The conjugateHeatFoam solver which your are looking for can be found in OpenFOAM-1.6-ext ( This version of the code can be downloaded via SourceForge (

Just like you experienced the classes needed for the conjugateHeatFoam solver is not found in 2.1 (or any other version than 1.6-ext to my knowledge). The coupledFvMatrices format allows for solving for one field in many different regions. In the tutorial the temperature field of both a solid and fluid is solved together in one matrix. The beauty of this is that you potentially save a lot of iterations between the different regions.

I would recommend having a look at OpenFOAM-1.6-ext and if you want the coupled matrix format I would recommend using this version of the code. In principal it could be possible to transfer all the necessary code to OF 2.1 but this requires quite a lot of tedious work and I would not recommend it. Do you have any 2.1 specific code that you need to use?

I hope this information could help you.

Best regards,


ala December 9, 2013 07:30

Hey, how does it look like with transfer of conjugateHeatFoam to OpenFoam 2.2.2 ?
Version 2.2.2 does incorporate block matrix libraries and tools?

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