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Old   August 23, 2016, 08:17
Default Divergence of a scalarField in two forms
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Hi All,

I am a little enthusiastic to know about the difference between these convective terms

cp*fvm::(phi, T)
fvm::(phi, cp*T)
Using pen and paper the product seems to be equal

In the first case the divergence of a surfaceScalarField, phi and a volScalarField, T is a scalarField which is multiplied by a ScalarField cp resulting in a ScalarField.

In the second case the product of two scalarFields cp and T is a volScalarfield. The divergence of the volScalarField obtained through product and a surfaceScalarField phi is a ScalarField.

Can somebody tell me the strong difference between these two notations.

Thanking you in Advance,
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Old   August 23, 2016, 10:34
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You should check that again

For a scalar s and a vector v:
div(s*v) = s*div(v)+v & grad(s)

Hence it is only equal if cp is a constant scalar.
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