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Old   November 20, 2020, 07:07
Default What are causes of difference between solution of similar cases?
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im newbie in openFOAM and practicing tutorials of the user the "Breaking of a dam" tutorial, the results of my solution have differences from reported results in the user guide.
i did the tutorial step by step and exactly same as the user guide.
what are the causes of these small differences in the results?
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If they case is "untouched", so you just download and run, it is possible that the results in the user guide made with slightly different setup, or simply something is changed in the code, and it can slightly affect the solution. Hopefully it became more robust and accurate.

For example sometimes the schemes are changing in the tutorials over time, and I think they don't update the figures in the user guide after every release.

So for really small differences I shouldn't spend too much time on it. If there are BIG differences, then there should be something wrong... Also this is modelling, so your results will be always "wrong", but hopefully they will be less and less wrong...
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