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 smart November 24, 2009 16:28

Programming questions

Hi all,

I would like to know what is the meaning of the following terms .A(), .H(), .T():

volScalarField AU = UEqn().A()
U = UEqn().H()/AU

In addition, could somebody tell me what is the meaning of the "dev" function?

Finally, what is the meaning of "&" in the following line:
phi = fvc::interpolate(rho*U) & mesh.Sf();

Is this "phi" in the UEqn is the same as the one in the pEqn?

Thank you very much to help me understand more about these think.

Sylvain

 eelcovv November 24, 2009 23:25

Hi Sylvain,

I am not an OpenFoam expert, but just started digging into the code and came op with the same questions. For the first question I can refer to

http://physics.ucsd.edu/students/cou.../Tutorial2.pdf

slide 9, where they summarise

- A() returns the central coefficients of an fvVectorMatrix
- H() returns the H operation source of an fvVectorMatrix
- Sf() returns cell face area vector of an fvMesh
- flux() returns the face flux field from an fvScalarMatrix

This terms are related to the PISO solution algorithm, a short explanation is given in
http://www.ifdmavt.ethz.ch/education...ols_slides.pdf
slide 48.

The & is the mathematic cross product vector operator (usually denoted with X). If you want calculate the flux field through a surface (in this case the mass flow), you should multiply the velocity vector with the vector representing the cell face using a cross product, i.e. phi_f = rho u_f X S_f
As far as I understood phi is always the mass flux field through the cell faces. Please, anybody correct me if I am wrong

Hope this helps,

Regards

Eelco

 eelcovv November 24, 2009 23:48

correction

Sorry, the mass flux through a surface is of course given by the inner product between the velocity and the surface face vector, therefore & should represent the inner product vector operator. That by the way leaves me with a question, because with the inner product you get a scalar, not a vector. Is phi a scalar field of a vector field ? Perhaps somebody could explain.
cheers,

Eelco

 mathieu November 25, 2009 00:19

Hi,

1. phi is a surfaceScalarField that represents the mass flux through each faces. It is used in convective terms.

2. The .T() function returns the transpose of a tensor (grad(U) in this case).

3. The dev function returns the deviatoric part of a tensor.

4. Generally, phi is not exactly the same in both equations (momentum and pressure). In the momentum equation, phi is the corrected flux from the previous iteration/timestep. In the pressure equation, phi is the mass flux without the "pressure contribution":

U = rUA*UEqn.H();
phi = fvc::interpolate(U) & mesh.Sf();

Hope this helps,

Mathieu

 kathrin_kissling November 25, 2009 03:55

Mathieu,

you also wanna try to use the Programmers Guide, which can be found under
http://foam.sourceforge.net/doc/Guid...mmersGuide.pdf

This might help a lot.

Best

Kathrin

 smart November 25, 2009 15:49

What is the meaning of A() and other therms? Now, I know that A() returns the central coefficients of an fvVectorMatrix, but can someone tell me more about each term to have a better understanding of each one?

Thank you all,

Sylvain

 mathieu November 25, 2009 15:59

Hi Sylvain,

You may find answers in many finite volume CFD books. Furthermore, let me suggest you prof Jasak's thesis where the nomenclature is very similar to the one used in OpenFOAM:

http://powerlab.fsb.hr/ped/kturbo/Op...jeJasakPhD.pdf

Regards,

Mathieu

 mkraposhin December 3, 2009 12:28

.A() - diagonal elements of matrix
.H() - off-diagonal

A() U - H() = - grad(p)

.T() - transpose of matrix

& - scalar product

 makaveli_lcf January 6, 2010 09:45

Hi all!

Could some one please give more detailed description for flux correction in PISO loop:

phi = (fvc::interpolate(U) & mesh.Sf())
+ fvc::ddtPhiCorr(rUA, U, phi);

How do we get part denoted as "fvc::ddtPhiCorr(rUA, U, phi)"?

My question is regarding implicit pressure resistance for porous media, because there for class porousZone we use tmp<volTensorField> trTU representing rUA in explicit case.
How ddtPhiCorr method should be modified to be able to use volTensorField instead of volScalarField?

Ok, I already have found in http://foam.sourceforge.net/doc/Doxy...8H_source.html

Quote:
 00013 // ddtPhiCorr not well defined for cases with porosity 00014 phi = fvc::interpolate(rho)*(fvc::interpolate(U) & mesh.Sf());

 mkraposhin January 11, 2010 16:27

1 Attachment(s)
Quote:
 Originally Posted by makaveli_lcf (Post 241627) Hi all! Could some one please give more detailed description for flux correction in PISO loop: phi = (fvc::interpolate(U) & mesh.Sf()) + fvc::ddtPhiCorr(rUA, U, phi); How do we get part denoted as "fvc::ddtPhiCorr(rUA, U, phi)"? My question is regarding implicit pressure resistance for porous media, because there for class porousZone we use tmp trTU representing rUA in explicit case. How ddtPhiCorr method should be modified to be able to use volTensorField instead of volScalarField? Ok, I already have found in http://foam.sourceforge.net/doc/Doxy...8H_source.html So still waiting for your comments concerning this point.
Hi, i'm not sure i can help, but i'll try.
Suggest your flow to be incompressible, take look at this files (numbered by order of calling in program):

1) OpenFOAM-1.6/src/finiteVolume/finiteVolume/fvc/fvcDdt.C, function ddtPhiCorr(rA, U, phi), lines 106-125

2) OpenFOAM-1.6/src/finiteVolume/finiteVolume/ddtSchemes/EulerDdtScheme/EulerDdtScheme.C, procedure EulerDdtScheme<Type>::fvcDdtPhiCorr(rA, U, phiAbs). lines 372 - 402

3) OpenFOAM-1.6/src/finiteVolume/finiteVolume/ddtSchemes/ddtScheme/ddtScheme.C, procedure ddtScheme<Type>::fvcDdtPhiCoeff(U, phi), lines 138-233

1) Function #1 calls appropriate type of function #2.

2) Function #2 evaluates difference between old value of flux and flux, calculated with old values of velocity. Then, Function #3 is called to calculate value of Kc (see attached file for more explanation)

3) Function #3 evaluates proportion between flux difference (calculated in #2 and given (current) flux values). Proportion should be between some small epsilon and 1 (unity). Evaluated field returned to #2

4) In Function #2, calculated value phi_d multiplied by 1/A, 1/dt and Kc (previous step) and returned.

For more explanations, see attached file

 makaveli_lcf January 12, 2010 02:51

Thank you Matvej for such detailed explanations! Now this point is clear for me.
All the best!

 idrama January 29, 2010 05:44

Hey foamers!

Could anybody tell me please, how to store the matrices A and H into a file? I would like to have a look. Or is there even a better possibility so see them?

Cheers,

Claus

 kathrin_kissling January 29, 2010 06:34

Hello Claus,

have a look into fvMatrix.H its defined there:

volScalarField matrix.A()
tmp< GeometricField< Type,
fvPatchField, volMesh > > matrix.H()

Hope this helps!

Best

Kathrin

 mohsenkh599 February 5, 2010 03:15

help

Hi Foamers
I am an amateur and I want to simulate viscoelastic fluids flow, But I am completely confused with OpenFOAM. And a lot of questions arise for me working with this software. Would you possibly answer some of my questions?
1.For implementing a new model (like LPPT) is it sufficient to write a new application in (OpenFOAM/applications) or it is necessary to modify OpenFOAM/src and/or lib and/or etc.
2. Could you possibly send me one or more new application file which you have made it by yourself (a viscoelastic model for instance). Or a detailed help about implementing new models in OpenFOAM?
Best wishes
Mohsen – m.kh.599@gmail.com

 makaveli_lcf February 5, 2010 08:30

Mohsen,

first try to read at least User and Programmer guides, that would help you to avoid such questions.

Good luck!

 Ya_Squall2010 March 20, 2010 16:27

Quote:
 Originally Posted by mkraposhin (Post 242214) Hi, i'm not sure i can help, but i'll try. Suggest your flow to be incompressible, take look at this files (numbered by order of calling in program): 1) OpenFOAM-1.6/src/finiteVolume/finiteVolume/fvc/fvcDdt.C, function ddtPhiCorr(rA, U, phi), lines 106-125 2) OpenFOAM-1.6/src/finiteVolume/finiteVolume/ddtSchemes/EulerDdtScheme/EulerDdtScheme.C, procedure EulerDdtScheme::fvcDdtPhiCorr(rA, U, phiAbs). lines 372 - 402 3) OpenFOAM-1.6/src/finiteVolume/finiteVolume/ddtSchemes/ddtScheme/ddtScheme.C, procedure ddtScheme::fvcDdtPhiCoeff(U, phi), lines 138-233 1) Function #1 calls appropriate type of function #2. 2) Function #2 evaluates difference between old value of flux and flux, calculated with old values of velocity. Then, Function #3 is called to calculate value of Kc (see attached file for more explanation) 3) Function #3 evaluates proportion between flux difference (calculated in #2 and given (current) flux values). Proportion should be between some small epsilon and 1 (unity). Evaluated field returned to #2 4) In Function #2, calculated value phi_d multiplied by 1/A, 1/dt and Kc (previous step) and returned. For more explanations, see attached file

Hi, mkraposhin

I was wondering where can we find the mathematical derivation of this treatment or justification? Thanks a lot!

 mohsenkh599 April 18, 2010 08:46

help

hi
how can I implement following equation in OpenFoam:
tau_=-2*C*(d(phi)/d(C))
I mean the derivative of phi (a variable) relative to C (a matrix)
the best

 mohsenkh599 April 18, 2010 08:53

help

hello again
when compiling a code I get the following message :

mohsen@mohsen-laptop:~/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6/src/transportModels\$ ./Allwmake
+ wmake libso incompressible
'/home/mohsen/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6/lib/linuxGccDPOpt/libincompressibleTransportModels.so' is up to date.
+ wmake libso interfaceProperties
'/home/mohsen/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6/lib/linuxGccDPOpt/libinterfaceProperties.so' is up to date.
+ wmake libso viscoelastic
wmakeLnInclude: linking include files to ./lnInclude
make: *** No rule to make target `viscoelasticLaws/Conf/Conf.dep', needed by `Make/linuxGccDPOpt/dependencies'. Stop.
mohsen@mohsen-laptop:~/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6/src/transportModels\$

whats the problem?
the code is as follows:

#include "Conf.H"

// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //

namespace Foam
{

// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Static Data Members * * * * * * * * * * * * * //

defineTypeNameAndDebug(Conf, 0);

// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Constructors * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //

// from components
Conf::Conf
(
const word& name,
const volVectorField& U,
const surfaceScalarField& phi,
const dictionary& dict
)
:
viscoelasticLaw(name, U, phi),
C_
(
IOobject
(
"C" + name,
U.time().timeName(),
U.mesh(),
IOobject::AUTO_WRITE
),
U.mesh()
),
tau_
(
IOobject
(
"tau" + name,
U.time().timeName(),
U.mesh(),
IOobject::AUTO_WRITE
),
U.mesh(),
dimensionedSymmTensor
(
"zero",
dimensionSet(1, -1, -2, 0, 0, 0, 0),
symmTensor::zero
)
),
I_
(
dimensionedSymmTensor
(
"I",
dimensionSet(0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0),
symmTensor
(
1, 0, 0,
1, 0,
1
)
)
),
rho_(dict.lookup("rho")),
etaS_(dict.lookup("etaS")),
etaP_(dict.lookup("etaP")),
M_(dict.lookup("M")),
lambda_(dict.lookup("lambda")),
{}

// * * * * * * * * * *t * * * * * Member Functions * * * * * * * * * * * * * //

tmp<fvVectorMatrix> Conf::divTau(volVectorField& U) const
{

dimensionedScalar etaPEff = etaP_;

return
(
fvc::div(tau_/rho_, "div(tau)")
- fvc::laplacian(etaPEff/rho_, U, "laplacian(etaPEff,U)")
+ fvm::laplacian( (etaPEff + etaS_)/rho_, U, "laplacian(etaPEff+etaS,U)")
);

}

void Conf::correct()
{
volTensorField L = fvc::grad( U() );
volTensorField LT = fvc::L.T();
// Twice the rate of deformation tensor
volSymmTensorField twoD = twoSymm( L );
// C . gamma
volTensorField moh1 = twoD & C_;
// gamma . C
volTensorField moh2 = C_ & twoD;
// vorticity
volTensorField vor = L - LT;
//
volTensorField moh3 = vor & C_;
//
volTensorField moh3 = C & vor;

// Evolution of orientation
tmp<fvSymmTensorMatrix> tauEqn
(
fvm::ddt(tau_)
==
1/4*(moh1+moh2)
-1/4*(moh3+moh4)
);

tauEqn().relax();
solve(tauEqn);

// Evolution of the backbone stretch
tmp<fvScalarMatrix> pheeEqn
(
phee
==
(lambda/2)*Foam::sqr(tr((I - inv(C))/2))
+ M*Foam::sqr(tr((I - inv(C))/2))
);

pheeEqn().relax();
solve(pheeEqn);

// Viscoelastic stress
tau_ = -2*C_*fvm::ddt(C);

}

// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //

} // End namespace Foam

// ************************************************** *********************** //

thank you very much

 flowris June 16, 2010 12:44

A little suggestion: sometimes people forget to run "wclean" before "wmake", provoking the error you had.

 RuiVO December 14, 2011 22:39

Hello Foamers. This thread is a very usefull one indeed. I still have two questions though.
Why is it written :