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September 26, 2006, 22:16 
Hello,
I am trying to get a

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I am trying to get a solver to work for my particular application and I have had a lot of trouble. Usually when there are errors I have a rough idea of what I should try to change to eradicate the error but in this case I have no idea. Here is the error output. Can someone please help me by suggesting what might be the issue. Starting time loop Mean and max Courant Numbers = 0 0 deltaT = 0.00048 Time = 0.00048 diagonal: Solving for rho, Initial residual = 0, Final residual = 0, No Iterations 0 BICCG: Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0, Final residual = 0, No Iterations 0 BICCG: Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0, Final residual = 0, No Iterations 0 BICCG: Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 0, Final residual = 0, No Iterations 0 BICCG: Solving for T, Initial residual = 5.5626846e286, Final residual = 5.5626846e286, No Iterations 0 Foam::error::printStack(Foam:: Ostream&) Foam::sigSegv::sigSegvHandler(int) [0xd73420] std::basic_string<char,>, std::allocator<char> > std::operator+<char,>, std::allocator<char> >(char const*, std::basic_string<char,>, std::allocator<char> > const&) Foam::tmp<foam::fvmatrix<double> > Foam::fvm::ddt<double>(Foam::GeometricField<double ,> const&, Foam::GeometricField<double,>&) CaseSolver [0x805aa43] __libc_start_main __gxx_personality_v0 Segmentation fault Thanks Shaun 

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September 27, 2006, 03:21 
Compile your app with g O0 

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Compile your app with g O0 DFULLDEBUG, have it dump core and do a 'where' inside gdb.
You have a segmentation fault (see 'man 7 signal') so are probably accessing outside allocated memory. 

October 2, 2006, 03:43 
I have changed the aachenBomb

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I have changed the aachenBomb case for simulating spray penetration and ignition under cold start conditions. Therefore I built a mesh consisting of many small blocks with lots of internal faces according to the nozzle and glowplug geometry. I have added two more patches but still use the same boundary conditions as in the original case. blockMesh works fine but whenever the solver needs the vertices of the mesh it throws nans out.
Other functions like checking if the injector position is inside the field are working. I checked some parts of the code and found some comments in makeMagSf where it says that producing nans was corrected by implementing subroutine to check if surface area equals zero. But then I got stuck because I am not so familiar with the code yet. Has Somebody an idea what could be wrong? Markus /**\  =========    \ / F ield  OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox   \ / O peration  Version: 1.3   \ / A nd  Web: http://www.openfoam.org   \/ M anipulation   \**/ Exec : dieselFoam /home/markus/OpenFOAM/markus1.3/run/dieselColdStart aachenBomb Date : Oct 01 2006 Time : 12:13:03 Host : linux PID : 4899 Root : /home/markus/OpenFOAM/markus1.3/run/dieselColdStart Case : aachenBomb Nprocs : 1 Create time Create mesh for time = 0 Reading thermophysicalProperties Selecting thermodynamics package hMixtureThermo<reactingmixture> Selecting chemistryReader chemkinReader Reading field U Reading/calculating face flux field phi Creating turbulence model. Selecting turbulence model kEpsilon Creating field DpDt Constructing chemical mechanism Selecting ODE solver SIBS chemistryModel::chemistryModel: Number of species = 5 and reactions = 1 Reading environmentalProperties Reading combustion properties Constructing Spray Selecting injectorType commonRailInjector injectionPressureProfile_.size() = 2, massFlowRateProfile_.size() = 23 end constructor. in commonRail Selecting atomizationModel off Selecting dragModel standardDragModel Selecting evaporationModel standardEvaporationModel Selecting heatTransferModel RanzMarshall Selecting wallModel reflect Selecting breakupModel ReitzKHRT Selecting collisionModel off Selecting dispersionModel off Selecting injectorModel hollowConeInjector Selecting pdfType RosinRammler Average Velocity for injector 0: 375.808 m/s, injection pressure = 500 bar Constructing three dimensional spray injection. Mean and max Courant Numbers = nan nan Starting time loop Mean and max Courant Numbers = nan nan deltaT = 2.94118e06 Time = 2.94118e06 Evolving Spray Solving chemistry diagonal: Solving for rho, Initial residual = 0, Final residual = 0, No Iterations 0 BICCG: Solving for Ux: solution singularity BICCG: Solving for Uy: solution singularity BICCG: Solving for Uz: solution singularity BICCG: Solving for C7H16: solution singularity BICCG: Solving for O2: solution singularity BICCG: Solving for CO2: solution singularity BICCG: Solving for H2O: solution singularity BICCG: Solving for h: solution singularity ICCG: Solving for p: solution singularity diagonal: Solving for rho, Initial residual = 0, Final residual = 0, No Iterations 0 time step continuity errors : sum local = nan, global = nan, cumulative = nan ICCG: Solving for p: solution singularity diagonal: Solving for rho, Initial residual = 0, Final residual = 0, No Iterations 0 time step continuity errors : sum local = nan, global = nan, cumulative = nan BICCG: Solving for epsilon: solution singularity BICCG: Solving for k: solution singularity Number of parcels in system  1 Injected liquid mass.......  0.00107761 mg Liquid Mass in system......  0.00107761 mg SMD, Dmax..................  82.4948 mu, 82.4948 mu Added gas mass = nan mg Evaporation Continuity Error nan mg ExecutionTime = 19.78 s ClockTime = 20 s Mean and max Courant Numbers = nan nan deltaT = 3.36134e06 Time = 6.30252e06 Evolving Spray interpolationCellPointFace<type>::interpolate(cons t vector&, const label nCell) const : search failed; using closest cellFace value cell number 1040 position (nan nan nan) interpolationCellPointFace<type>::interpolate(cons t vector&, const label nCell) const : search failed; using closest cellFace value cell number 903 position (nan nan nan) interpolationCellPointFace<type>::interpolate(cons t vector&, const label nCell) const : search failed; using closest cellFace value cell number 1040 position (nan nan nan) interpolationCellPointFace<type>::interpolate(cons t vector&, const label nCell) const : search failed; using closest cellFace value cell number 903 position (nan nan nan) interpolationCellPointFace<type>::interpolate(cons t vector&, const label nCell) const : search failed; using closest cellFace value cell number 1040 position (nan nan nan) interpolationCellPointFace<type>::interpolate(cons t vector&, const label nCell) const : search failed; using closest cellFace value cell number 903 position (nan nan nan) 

October 3, 2006, 03:34 
I guess you just didn't mentio

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I guess you just didn't mention it: you DID check the mesh with checkMesh?
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October 3, 2006, 09:46 
I did check the mesh with chec

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I did check the mesh with checkMesh and it was Ok.


October 3, 2006, 10:10 
OK. Sorry for asking.
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OK. Sorry for asking.
Another thing I usually do when having problems with a new case for a complex solver and I'm unsure whether the problem is in the case: I try the solver the complex solver was derived from (or a solver with a subset of the functionality) on that case. In your case that would be one of the compressible solvers. If you still have problems then propably the problem is with the definition of the fluid boundary conditions and not with the spray (if that solver works the inverse is not necessarily true, I'm afraid, but the propability is high). BTW: the interior field for p is NOT 0 I hope (zero never works for me with compressible solvers ;) ). Just making sure. Sorry for asking. PS: I'm sorry I can't be more specific, but I never worked with dieselFoam (only used it to extract ideas)
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October 3, 2006, 12:38 
I will follow up your advice b

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I will follow up your advice but I doubt that I will be successful because the nan problem starts with calculating the courant number which is needed by other compressible solvers as well. My boundary conditions are simple: zero flow field, pressure field 40 bar, T field 523 K, zero gradients for T,p and zero value for U at walls.
We will see what happens 

October 3, 2006, 13:54 
You were right. The solver rho

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You were right. The solver rhoTurbFoam does the job. The problem obviously occurs within dieselFoam. Hm ... my bc for dieselFoam should also be Ok. Anyway, thanx so far ...


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