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Old   August 25, 2015, 19:53
Default Adding a scalar for tracing to simpleFoam
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Hello everybody,

I'm trying to add the transport of a scalar for tracing the flow from one of two inlets to simpleFoam. The scalar should only be transported by convection.The equation I plan to add to the simpleFoam solver looks like this.

fvScalarMatrix tracerEqn
fvm::ddt(tracer) == - fvm::div(phi,tracer)

If I use it for solving I get a floating point exception which I guess is due to simpleFoam not being made for code containing ddt() terms which would be nonsense to do in a steady-state simulation. This being a stationary problem would make that term zero anyway so that should not be a problem. I can't figure out how to write that zero into there though.

My problem seems rather trivial to me but I can't find a solution. Does somebody here knoe how to express such an equation?
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