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Old   September 12, 2006, 09:30
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I am a new user of OpenFOAM, and am so far extremely excited by its capabilities. I have a coupe of questions if anyone can help.

I added the icoDyMFoam directory to the control file so that I could see it in FoamX. When I executed the movingCone tutorial case from the command line via:

blockMesh . movingCone
icoDyMFoam . movingCone

it seems to have run fine.

However, when I double-click on the movingCone case in FoamX I get the error "getApplication::Invalid application class name 'icoFoamAutoMotion'."

I do not see anything called icoFoamAutoMotion anywhere, but still the case ran correctly from the command line, so I am confused?

Also, how do I add the ability to start a new icoDyMFoam case from within FoamX? It is currently not available on the list when I click "create case."

One more thing: the documentation states that icoDyMFoam is for laminar flow. I wish to simulate a rotating fan with turbulent flow. Is it possible to add in the ability to solve for turbulence within this application? Or is there another application better suited for sliding meshes.


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Old   September 12, 2006, 12:32
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Edit system/controlDict in your case and replace:

application icoFoamAutoMotion;


application icoDyMFoam;

This will solve your immediate problem. I would not be suprised if you come across more trouble: in this case, just switch to running things from command line.


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Old   September 12, 2006, 12:42
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I tried this, and it will still run from command line, but not through FoamX. I get the same error, but now it says:

"The Open Case operation failed due to
getApplication::Invalid application class name 'icoDyMFoam'.

Is there a difference between icoautomeshmotion and icodymfoam, since I still cannot find the former in any of the directories?

Also, I am still unable to figure out how to add this application into FoamX so that when I select "create case" it is available in the list. This may be related to why it fails to open in FoamX.

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Old   September 13, 2006, 04:31
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This is a bit out of date now though. Use $FOAMX_CONFIG everywhere instead.
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