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pascool February 11, 2013 16:13

Solving for only one velocity component
Hi foamers,

is it possible to solve just for one velocity component?
I want to simulate a straight duct with periodic boundary conditions.
By definition the y-component of the velocity should be zero.

Otherwise I get convergence problems with Uy



immortality February 11, 2013 17:00

yes.its simple.just in blockmeshdict file define planes at y and z direction in empty this manner your problem will be one dimensional if you intended that.
Be successful.

pascool February 11, 2013 18:01

Thank you for your reply immortality,

the thing is I don't want it completely 1D so I need Ux depending on the coordinate y.
Only the solving for Uy should be switched off.
The in and outlet planes are already defined as cyclic so I cannot specify to empty

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