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Old   June 28, 2016, 17:10
Default Velocity profile boundary condition at inlet
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Hello Foamers
I have a basic question of which you probably know the answer- suppose I have a radial velocity profile, say a fully-developed parabolic velocity profile, and I want to use this profile as my inlet boundary condition. How can I add this profile as my boundary. This can be by reading magU Vs. Z values from a file, or by reading a parabolic function (z-dependent) or by any other way.

I am quite sure someone of us used this or similar boundary in his/her works. Please suggest me to figure out this.
Thanks in advance.
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Hello Foamers
I have a basic question of which you probably know the answer- suppose I have a radial velocity profile, say a fully-developed parabolic velocity profile, and I want to use this profile as my inlet boundary condition. How can I add this profile as my boundary. This can be by reading magU Vs. Z values from a file, or by reading a parabolic function (z-dependent) or by any other way.

I am quite sure someone of us used this or similar boundary in his/her works. Please suggest me to figure out this.
Thanks in advance.
Hi sahmed,

It is quite easy with groovyBC from swak4Foam package, which you could download here.

The BC could then looks like (parabolic with velocity in x-direction):

Code:
Inlet
{         type                         groovyBC;
          value                        uniform (1 0 0);
          variables                    "Um=1; ypos=pos().y; zpos=pos().z; h=-max(pts().z); c1=-Um/(h*h); c2=Um;";     
          fractionExpression           "1";
          valueExpression              "vector(c1 * ((ypos*ypos)+(zpos*zpos)) + c2, 0, 0)"; }
I think the definition is self-explanatory.

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JW
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