CFD Online Discussion Forums

CFD Online Discussion Forums (
-   OpenFOAM Running, Solving & CFD (
-   -   Rotating body force in fluid (

dl6tud May 24, 2012 04:47

Rotating body force in fluid
Can anyone help me with the following problem?:

I have a cylinder, filled with a liquid. The fluid in the cylinder shall rotate around a HORIZONTAL axe (induced by a magnetic field).
If I move the upper cap of the cylinder with a constant velocity to the right, I get such a rotation. But it is not perfect yet. I would prefere to induce the rotation by a 'real' force IN the volume/body.

Has anyone an idea? Thank you!!!

Bernhard May 24, 2012 07:10

You can upgrade the solver you are using by the implementation of a body force?

samiam1000 October 11, 2013 03:21

Dear All,

this really interests me.

Could you provide an how to about adding body forces in OpenFOAM?


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:06.