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Old   April 6, 2017, 13:08
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Dear Foamers,

In OpenFOAM we are able to define probes that are moving with a moving mesh which is very useful for example in pressure probing of moving objects. this capability unfortunately I think is not available in Foam-Extend versions, which is a very big flaw especially for FSI applications.

the following lines which are in probes.H files of OpenFOAM are missing in Foam Extend versions:
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//- Fixed locations, default = yes
//  Note: set to false for moving mesh calculations where locations
//        should move with the mesh
    
//- Interpolation scheme name
//  Note: only possible when fixedLocations_ is true
word interpolationScheme_;       bool fixedLocations_;
anyone knows how to resolve this issue? or can we fix it in probes.H and probes.C files?

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I did solve this problem a while ago and I want to share it here.
it is quite simple to have probes moving with mesh. you just need to comment out the following lines from the probes.C file

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    if (mesh.moving() || mesh.changing())
    {
        cellList_.clear();
        findCells(mesh);
    }
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Is there anything else I need to do? I commented out the part of the code but the probes are still not moving with the mesh although I added "fixedLocations false" in the controlDict.
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Is there anything else I need to do? I commented out the part of the code but the probes are still not moving with the mesh although I added "fixedLocations false" in the controlDict.
Dear Bazinga, you need to copy the probes directory in your FOAM_USER directory and rename the class to create a new class like myProbe. after compiling it should work. make sure you type the name of the new probe in the probe definition in controlDict.
I just put my adjusted probe code here. I hope it helps.
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Thanks for the fast reply. I will try it, but I am not too familiar with this. If possible, to make things a bit easier, can you share your code?
edit: Thank you so much

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I just edited my last reply and attached the code
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I also am having trouble with this exact issue, I tried your approach with commenting out the section and duplicating the probes folder to make myprobes, however it didn't compile correctly. I also tried just downloading your folder to my $WM_PROJECT_USER_DIR and typing wmake within it, without success. Do you have any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong? I have fsi foam and waves2foam installed as well, do you think they have broken the functionality or your fix?
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