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Old   August 12, 2023, 09:28
Question Which boundaryField entry for pressure baffle?
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Hello together!

I have adapted a case by Tobias Holzmann ( to work with my scenario of a dam breach in the mountains (Screenshot here:

I've adapted his dictionaries into my case and the mesh generation works fine. I use snappyHexMesh, topoSet, createBaffle, and createPatch and define my dam as a baffle using activePressureForceBaffleVelocity in 0/U. This way, the dam should work like a pressure valve and should open after a certain water pressure is reached (the minThresholdValue below is just a placeholder). My boundaryField entry in U looks like this:
        type            activePressureForceBaffleVelocity;
        cyclicPatch     dam_master;
        openingTime     0.5;
        maxOpenFractionDelta 0.01;
        openFraction    0;
        minThresholdValue 1500;
        forceBased      false;
        opening         1;
        value           uniform (0 0 0);
Now I want to run my case using interFoam, but before that I need to run setFields. And for that, I have to write an boundaryField entry for my blockedDamBaffle into all the other files in the 0 folder.

I've followed Tobias so far as to insert the following into all the files (cyclic {type cyclic;}), but at least for alpha.water and p_rgh it demands a separate entry for my blockedDamBaffle.

Since I'm only following the tutorial, I'm not sure how to write boundaryField entries for the other files in 0, as Tobias does not have them or doesn't have an entry. Do you have any tips, are there any other tutorials I can look this up?

Thanks a lot!
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