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anothr_acc February 18, 2009 13:05

Hi everyone, I'm new to OpenFO
Hi everyone, I'm new to OpenFOAM but have Fluent experience. I'm choosing a package to use at work, but am unsure whether OpenFOAM is able to solve the case I need.

Specifically, I have a bluff body, Re = 33k. With Fluent, I found best results using an RSM turbulence model, so hope to use it here. An added complication now, is thermal effects. I want to simulate the heat transfer from the flow into the body, and from the body into the flow, at the same time as the turbulence calculations.
The temperature distribution throughout the body
is also required.

Is this possible?

Best regards,


anothr_acc February 20, 2009 10:58

Um, anybody know? A yes / no
Um, anybody know? A yes / no is enough; I'll investigate from there. It looks to me like it will do it, but some verification would be nice....



anothr_acc February 23, 2009 07:45

Well, it appears that to solve
Well, it appears that to solve thermal transport with incompressible, laminar flow with an unsteady solution, requires copying, changing / adding to the solved equation by editing the code, and recompiling; detailed at

So, I'm wondering, how complicated is it to generate the temperatures in a solid body, in a turbulent flow. Possibly, very?!

Comments, anyone?

elorriaux February 23, 2009 08:34

Isn't chtMultiRegionFoam solve
Isn't chtMultiRegionFoam solver designed to perform such cases ? :

The only point to be discussed concerns the possibility to use a RSM model since it does not to be available in the RASproperties from the tutorial.

anothr_acc February 23, 2009 09:40

Oooh. Interesting. I read
Oooh. Interesting. I read


and was getting worried. I'll explore your suggestion. As far as the RSM model is concerned, it is of importance, I'm afraid. Still, things look better, already! Thanks....



dmoroian February 23, 2009 09:52

Hello Mark, I think you will
Hello Mark,
I think you will find this discussion also interesting: conjugate heat transfer

I hope it will be helpful,

anothr_acc February 24, 2009 06:39

Hi Dragos, Wonderful link,
Hi Dragos,

Wonderful link, and very interesting! I am going to recommend OpenFOAM at work, and start the installation.



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