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johanzietsman September 2, 2006 14:17

I am new to using OpenFOAM and
I am new to using OpenFOAM and I need to solve a simple steady state incompressible flow with conductive heat transfer. I am unsure which solver application to use.

As far as I can see icoFoam is a transient solver for incompressible flow, but it does not address conductive heat transfer.

Will I have to write a new solver, or am I just missing something simple?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Johan Zietsman

hartinger September 3, 2006 04:34

Hi Johan, have a look at bu
Hi Johan,

have a look at buoyantSimpleFoam:
"Steady-state solver for buoyant, turbulent flow of compressible fluids for ventilation and heat-transfer".
That code works in the incompressible limit as well


johanzietsman September 4, 2006 00:31

Dear Markus Many thanks for
Dear Markus

Many thanks for your reply. I will give it a go.

Kind regards


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