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Old   October 20, 2020, 03:46
Default Sudden Increase of residuals
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I am trying to run a simulation with openfoam4 and rhoCentralFoam. I am trying to model the supersonic outflow from a pressure vessel and I am interested in transient effects.

I have attached an image of the residuals. They rise slighty and then basically explode. I have tracked the min and max values of U, p and T during runtime. Just before the crash, the temperature drops close to 0 in some areas and rises to 1e200 in other parts. I have tried to limit the temperature but it didnt work (I dont know why):

    type            limitTemperature;
    active          true;

            selectionMode   all;
            Tmin     10;
            Tmax     10000;
It works if I run the simulation first order, but I want it to run second order for more accuracy. Here is my fvSchemes dict:

fluxScheme      Kurganov;

    default         backward;

    default         cellLimited Gauss linear 1;

    default         Gauss linear;
    div(tauMC)      Gauss linear;

    default         Gauss linear corrected;

    default         linear;
    reconstruct(rho) vanAlbada;
    reconstruct(U)   vanAlbadaV;
    reconstruct(T)   vanAlbada;

    default         corrected;

    method meshWave;
I also tried CrankNicolson with varying coefficient and tried different Courant numbers (0.1 - 0.5). Nothing helped so far.

My Boundary Conditions are:

Inlet: Outlet:

p - uniformTotalPressure; p - waveTransmissive;

T - uniformTotalTemperature; T - inletOutlet;

U - pressureInletOutletVelocity; U - inletOutlet;

Walls are all slip.

Maybe someone has some good advice.
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Old   October 21, 2020, 06:51
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I have noticed, that fvOptions is not included in rhoCentralFoam.

So I have added a few lines into a custom solver and included fvOption.H and createFvOptions.H:

if (!inviscid)
    fvScalarMatrix EEqnRCF
     fvm::ddt(rho, e) - fvc::ddt(rho, e)
        - fvm::laplacian(turbulence->alphaEff(), e) ==
        fvOptions(rho, e)


            rhoE = rho*(e + 0.5*magSqr(U));

limitTemperature seems to work now.
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