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vmsandip2011 October 1, 2012 06:24

How to run potentialFoam and simpleFoam together .
I want to run the potentialFoam with few iterations and then run the simpleFoam using the same controlDict and fvSolution files , what changes are needed for openFoam2.1.0
Is it necessay to specify the residual controls in fvSolution file for simpleFoam?
Idea is to use results of potentialFoam for simpleFoam as initial conditions.

with regards.

openfoam_user October 2, 2012 09:07


have a look at the motorbike tutorial. Exactly what you want (potentialFoam and then simpleFoam).



macRC June 8, 2015 13:45

Dear Foamers,

I exactly wanted to do the same, first initializing with potentialfoam and then running the simulation with simplefoam.

I compared the residuals and results with AND without initialization, BUT there is no difference at all. What could be wrong?

My workflow is to create a single mesh, after that decomposepar it, run potentialfoam parallel, run simplefoam in parallel and reconstruct it again in the end.

thanks a lot

Sune June 9, 2015 05:27

Is this what you want?

Initialization with potentialFoam

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