buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam - Turbulent transient flow in a room with inlets and outl
I am trying to simulate a room with some inlets located on the top walls and some outlets on the side walls. Air has a velocity of 1 m/s at inlet patch. and some stuff are located inside the room. in other words i am trying to simulate an HVAC application. first I am using pisoFoam solver in order to have a reasonable pressure and velocity field. after that i will try to implement energy equation in order to solve for temperature field as well. But unfortunately i have stuck at first.
I am comparing my results with Fluent results. there is some problems with pressure field. Fluent results show that pressure varies from 0.9 to about 1.3 pa, but my values are much more less than that. they are at the range of 0 to 0.3 pa.
I have used zeroGradient for inlet and walls, and fixed value 0 for outlet.
Any suggestions would be appreciated ~
For incompressible flows only differences in pressure are of interest. Do you use the same boundary conditions for pressure in Fluent and OF?
Uli is right. For incompressible flows you don't have to specify pressure as an absolute value since pressure difference is more important and it is more convenient to understand and interpret pressure difference than pressure itself. Also in openFOAM for incompressible flows pressure is specified as pressure/rho in a sense pressure and nu are seen as per unit density.
But for compressible flows Ideal Gas equation is needed to calculate rho and that is why pressure is important.
What I think is that you are probably using a reference pressure 0 in openFOAM or you have specified 0 pressure somewhere in some boundary condition.
The way I see your results and fluent results, they are pretty close. Because you have almost the same pressure difference. May be you can increase your confidence or improve your openFOAM results by doing some grid convergence study for parameter of interest or by increasing convergence criteria. Also apart from residuals of Momentum and pressure, keep a closer look at time step continuity errors, they should be sufficiently small (I guess this ensures mass balance in the system).
I wonder which one,p or p_rgh are the results of pressure, which I am searching for. As you know momentum equation with buoyancy effects is as follows:
Am I correct & How can I compute this p in openFOAM?
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