New solver: ddtFoam
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Dear Foamers,
I developed an OpenFOAM solver for the simulation of the deflagrationtodetonation transition in gases. Some features:
The code incl. a short documentation and tutorials can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/ddtfoam/ 
Great work, I haven't had much time to look at it but from first glances the solver looks pretty good. The guys at my lab working on deflagration to detonation will certainly find it interesting. Is there going to be a paper to accompany the solver? I'd be very interested in reading that and seeing some results from the solver.

Chris,
I have a paper in preparation, but at the moment I can only refer to my thesis (in German, unfortunately): Effiziente numerische Simulation des DeflagrationsDetonationsÜbergangs.pdf [8.6 MB] 
Ah, yes, I found the thesis shortly after posting that, unfortunately my German is terrible. However, I do look forward to the other paper you mentioned :)

Hi dohnie,
Thanks for your sharing this good solver. I am working on this ddt solvers. Do you HAVE some ideads about how to change the reaction model? Can I use this code to simulate the problem about oblique detonation wave? Could you give me some comments? You comments should be very useful to me. Thanks a lot. Btw, shall I have your email? You can reply me using priviate message. Thanks. Best regards, Yue 
Yue,
sorry for the late reply, I don't work on this topic any longer. You can use this solver to simulate oblique detonations as well, and of course you can also modify the reaction model. From your short description I cannot see what kind of problem you really want to simulate, but it seems to me that you are not interested in simulating the deflagrationtodetonation transition. Thus, if you want to investigate only detonations (probably even looking for steady solutions?), you might be better off using simpler solvers. For example you could use a compressible solver (like rhoCentralFoam) and add 1step Arrhenius kinetics  the publications of Elaine Oran et al. might give you some orientation. I hope that helps! Florian 
[QUOTE=dohnie;461587]Yue,
sorry for the late reply, I don't work on this topic any longer. You can use this solver to simulate oblique detonations as well, and of course you can also modify the reaction model. From your short description I cannot see what kind of problem you really want to simulate, but it seems to me that you are not interested in simulating the deflagrationtodetonation transition. Thus, if you want to investigate only detonations (probably even looking for steady solutions?), you might be better off using simpler solvers. For example you could use a compressible solver (like rhoCentralFoam) and add 1step Arrhenius kinetics  the publications of Elaine Oran et al. might give you some orientation. I hope that helps! Florian[/QUOTE Hi Florian, Thanks for your reply. I would do some works on your mentioned. Yue 
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I want to work on this ddt solvers, but when I am installing it, it shows some mistake like "expected unqualifiedid before '.' token". Have you met the similar mistake when you were installing the ddt solver? Can you show me the detailed steps of installing this solver, if you remember the installing steps? Thank you very much. Best regards, Zhong 
Hi Dohnie
You have used two different solver one based on densityBasedTurbo solver package and other based on sonicFoam. What is your experience regarding which one is best for solving compressible and DDT and detonation problems.
I have got your PhD thesis, since it is written in German, I am not able to understand it. Could you please provide me a link to your papers if published ? 
The density based solver is definitely better for simulating DDT and detonation.
I use the pressure based solver only to get an initial solution for unsteady problems where I start in quiescent or very lowspeed (Mach number < 0.1) flow, because the density based solver tends to get unstable at very low Mach numbers. I have prepared a journal paper which is currently in the review process. I'll let you know once it has been accepted. Regards, Florian 
Hi Dohnie
Thanks for the comments. Which openfoam version did you run this solver ? Can you already send me the pdf file of the publication you have submitted ? 
Paper published
Dear all,
a paper describing the features of ddtFoam has now been published: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jc/2014/686347/ Florian Ettner, Klaus G. Vollmer, and Thomas Sattelmayer, “Numerical Simulation of the DeflagrationtoDetonation Transition in Inhomogeneous Mixtures,” Journal of Combustion, vol. 2014, Article ID 686347, 14 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/686347 
Great. Thanks, Florian, for sharing this. I would want to apply this code to problems with nonconfined domains and wonder what types of boundary condition should be applied to the open (nonreflective) boundaries?

Dear Anh,
you should get the best result by using the waveTransmissive BC. However, this will require some extra programming work. The standard wave transmissive BC in OpenFOAM is based on the assumption of a constant ratio of specific heats (gamma) and a flux field which is called phi in most OpenFOAM solvers. In ddtFoam, where the fluxes are computed using a Riemann solver, this flux corresponds to Riemann.rhoUFlux() divided by Riemann.rhoFlux(). I hope that helps! Florian 
Dear dohnie,
Thank you for sharing this great work:) Is there any information about how to change H2+air to Diesel mixture? And If its possible, Can you share your utility codes? for example,
(I tried your tutorial and that works pretty good.) Any information you can provide me would be greatly appreciated. I wish I could read German... panda1100 
Dear Yoshiaki,
in principle you just have to replace the tabulated ignition delay times in the respective case. However, you should be aware that the heat release of longchained hydrocarbons is not as instantaneous as the heat release of hydrogen. See, for example: O. Colin, A. Pires da Cruz and S. Jay: "Detailed ChemistryBased AutoIgnition Model Including Low Temperature Phenomena Applied to 3D Engine Calculations", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol.30, pp.26492656 (2005) Send me your email address in a PM and I can send you the files you requested. Regards, Florian 
Dear Florian,
Thank you so much for your advice and your help. I sent you PM with my email address . Thank you again for sparing your time for me. Best regards, Yoshiaki 
Great!
Looks both very good and very interesting!
Thanks for posting it online this way... :) 
Dear Florian Ettner
Thanks for your efforts on developing solver DDTFoam. I am very interested to this solver. And at present, I am working on a project concerning detonation combustion. In my case, the combustible mixture close to the end wall of the resonators is heated up to a temperature that creates ignition automatically. And after a short while, the flame front reaches from behind the reflected shock wave and combines with it forming a plannar detonation wave. My question is whether this solver is suitable for automatic ignition and detonation. If not, what should be modified in this solver. I am looking forward to your reply. Thanks very much Dowlee 
Dear Dowlee,
I don't understand from your description HOW the mixture close to the end wall is heated up, but I assume it is done by a shock, as you mention a reflected shock wave later on. I think the solver should work fine for your problem! 
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