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Old   May 21, 2014, 11:16
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Hi all,

I'm working on a solver based on Laplacian Foam.

This solver compiles but then crashes returning the following error:

Create time
Create mesh for time = 0

Reading field T

Reading thermophysicalProperties

Selecting thermodynamics package


type heSolidThermo;

mixture pureMixture;

transport polynomial;

thermo hPolynomial;

equationOfState rhoConst;

specie specie;

energy sensibleEnthalpy;


Reading Alambda

Reading Slambda

Reading Tlambda

No finite volume options present

Radiation model not active: radiationProperties not found

Selecting radiationModel none

Calculating temperature distribution

SIMPLE: no convergence criteria found. Calculations will run for 0.01 steps.

Time = 1e-06

#0 Foam::error:rintStack(Foam::Ostream&) in "/afs/"

#1 Foam::sigFpe::sigHandler(int) in "/afs/"


at sigaction.c:0

#3 Foam::divide(Foam::Field<double>&, Foam::UList<double> const&, Foam::UList<double> const&) in "/afs/"

#4 void Foam::divide<Foam::fvPatchField, Foam::volMesh>(Foam::GeometricField<double, Foam::fvPatchField, Foam::volMesh>&, Foam::GeometricField<double, Foam::fvPatchField, Foam::volMesh> const&, Foam::GeometricField<double, Foam::fvPatchField, Foam::volMesh> const&) in "/afs/"


at laplacianFoamCustom.C:0


in "/afs/"

#7 __libc_start_main in "/lib64/"


in "/afs/"

Floating exception (core dumped)

I don't understand what SIMPLE: no convergence criteria found means.

Please find in attachment the solver and a case.

Can you please help?


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Old   May 21, 2014, 13:17
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currently you have in your fvSolution

    nNonOrthogonalCorrectors 4;
if you take a look at simpleFoam tutorials, you'll find several additional lines, with tolerances:

        p               1e-2;
        U               1e-3;
        "(k|epsilon|omega)" 1e-3;
these are the values of residual for SIMPLE algorithm to stop (or it will run till the endTime if given residuals are not reached).

Concerning the message you've mentioned, it is written by simpleControl constructor:

Foam::simpleControl::simpleControl(fvMesh& mesh)
    solutionControl(mesh, "SIMPLE"),
    if (residualControl_.empty())
        Info<< algorithmName_ << ": no convergence criteria found. "
            << "Calculations will run for " << mesh_.time().endTime().value()
            << " steps." << nl << endl;
so basically message just says: I will run till the endTime (though steady state can be reached earlier).
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Hi Alex,

thanks for your reply, it was very useful!

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Hi Alex,

I don't usually write on forums but I want to thank you for that solution!

That was helpful while running a modified case of laplacianFoam.
The case in the tutorial imports an ANSYS file. I have modified it to import and mesh an stl file.
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