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Old   February 10, 2016, 06:22
Default Using thermoFOAM over porousSimpleFoam simulation
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Hi Foamers,

I have done several external aero simulation with porousSimpleFoam with KomegaSST turbulence model, now I have to implement energy equation in those simulations.

After some not working tests with rhoPorousSimpleFoam, I have found thermoFoam application. As listed in OF official guide thermoFoam
evolves the thermodynamics on a frozen flow field, so I have a question, Can I use this application over my old simulations in order to have the temperature field?

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Old   February 15, 2016, 21:03
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Hi Leonardo,

It depends. But normally the effect of temperature on the flow field is not negligible, so it's not a good idea to solve temperature on a frozen flow field.

I would recommend you to use buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam or buoyantSimpleFoam, where the coupling between temperature field and flow field is solved. And the porous part can be easily accounted for using fvOptions.

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