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kumar2 March 3, 2006 21:57

Dear Dr. Henry Weller 1. I
Dear Dr. Henry Weller

I am studying flow over a hydrofoil. From looking at the interFoam results i got the feeling that the solver does not solve the viscous terms ( for example i was not able to see the wake behind the hydrofoil ) . Is this correct ?

2. How difficult is combining say interFoam & simpleFoam solvers ( I am new to OpenFOAM)

Thanks a lot

Best regards


kumar2 March 4, 2006 19:36

Hello all , 1. I have a su
Hello all ,

I have a suggestion for combining the interFoam and turbFoam . Took a look at the "UEqn.H" in the interFoam solver . noticed that the term for turbulence is absent. i was wondering if this term could be added - as in turbFoam.

2. If the modification is indeed possible , then what happens to the
solve(UEqn == -fvc::grad(p) ? Is this term simply taken care by the following in UEqn.H

if (momentumPredictor)


Can Dr. Henry Weller or anyone else please please give some inputs ?

Thanks a lot


pierre March 5, 2006 10:03

Hello Kumar I think that wh
Hello Kumar

I think that what you're trying to do is already provided in OpenFoam, i.e. rasInterFoam. It is based on a PISO pressure-velocity coupling algorithm. You can try if you wish to change to it SIMPLE.

kumar2 March 5, 2006 16:38

Hi Pierre Thanks a lot for
Hi Pierre

Thanks a lot for the information.

I will check it out.

Best regards


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