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Old   July 20, 2010, 03:02
Default mesh.update() and dynamic mesh?
John Wang
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Hi guys,

For a dynamic mesh case I've set the pointDisplacement and cellDisplacement of a moving patch using the following code:

pointDisplacement.boundaryField()[patchi] == newPoint - oldPoint;
cellDisplacement.boundaryField()[patchi] == newCell - oldCell;
And the patch moves accordingly. However, the mesh.update() function in the main solver does not seems to be working, or at least I think that's the function that calls for the motion of all the other points/cells around the patch. The end result was that the patch moves, but none of the other grid points does, hence collapsing some of the cells and crashed the solver. I'm wondering if I am implementing the dynamic mesh function correctly, and below is the pseudo code of the solver (modified based on the pimpleDyMFoam solver):

#include "setDeltaT.H"
#include "rotatePatch.H"
if (mesh.changing() .....)
#include "forceBalance.H"
Hope there's someone out there who can help, I've been messing around with the dynamicMeshDict for a few days now to no avail. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps =).


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Old   July 22, 2010, 23:37
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What class of dynamicFvMesh are you using? The one which invokes the mesh-motion solver is dynamicMotionSolverFvMesh... That should do what you're looking for.
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