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Old   May 26, 2010, 02:46
Default regions, zones and sets documentation
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Mike Williams
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Hi! I am a new user of Openfoam. Thanks to the mostly self-explaining tutorials the beginning was not too difficult.

I am now trying to better understand the solver chtMultiRegionFoam in Openfoam 1.6. I would need some introduction to regions, zones and cell sets. Are these just lists of cells? Then, what is the conceptual difference between the three?
Which directory structure is required to read regions etc. from disc? In the multiRegionHeater tutorial I find something at constant/polyMesh/sets/<regionnames>, but also at constant/<regionnames>.

Does any kind of document exist that explains the usage of sets, zones and regions?

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Old   October 14, 2011, 06:44
Default Small tutorial on chtMultiRegionFoam
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Unfortunately I guess I am too late with my answer, but you might find some interesting attempts of explanation at
Hope that helps at least to the next people in need for explanations...
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