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November 30, 2005, 15:07 
I need to implement Johnson an

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I need to implement Johnson and Jacksnon boundary conditions in twoPhaseEulerFoam:
Is there something similar in OpenFoam to take as a starting point? Thanks, Alberto
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December 1, 2005, 03:04 
Hi,
We had a similar bc in

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Hi,
We had a similar bc in our version of the twophase code, but I decided to remove it from the official version, since it makes the calculations even more prone to crash/oscillate. I will see if i can dig out the old code and send it to you. N 

December 1, 2005, 04:38 
Hello,
yes, I know these boun

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Hello,
yes, I know these boundary conditions can give such a kind of problems, but they're widely used in risers simulations. It would be of great help if I could see your code :) Alberto
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December 1, 2005, 06:28 
OK, with the help of Rasmus I

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OK, with the help of Rasmus I got these
particleSlip.tgz The particleSlip bc. To use this you just compile the library and add the lparticleSlip to the Make/options of your code and recompile that. and to use it you set type particleSlip in the Ua bc's If you want to postProcess the Ua variable you need to add the lparticleSlip to the foamUser lib. Its a partial slip conditions which is calculated in the .C file, a valueFraction() of 0 corresponds to the full slip condtion and 1 to a noslip (or the fixedValue of (0 0 0)) The bc also needs some input from the transportProperties dictionary, da and phi0, the diameter of the particles and their sphericity. It's just possible to set the tangential component at the wall, since the normal should be zero. ...and of course you can rename it to something else then particleSlip, but it should be pretty straightforward to use you own equation for the 'slipperyness'. N 

December 1, 2005, 07:39 
Thank you and Rasmus. I'll add

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Thank you and Rasmus. I'll add the Theta condition and post back the code as soon as possible.
Alberto
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December 2, 2005, 09:52 
Hello,
if you consider the pa

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Hello,
if you consider the partial slip boundary condition in the form: U  a*dU = 0 where dU is the gradient in the normal direction, and a in [0, +inf[, is valueFraction defined as: valueFraction = a/(1a) If not, what's the definition of valueFraction? Thanks, Alberto
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December 2, 2005, 10:45 
Hola,
Not 100 percent sure,

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Hola,
Not 100 percent sure, but I'd say its like this: valueFraction*U + (1valueFraction)*dU = 0 N 

December 2, 2005, 14:36 
Hello,
I'm a bit confused bec

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Hello,
I'm a bit confused because the user's guide, pag. 148, says we have a complete slip b.c. for valueFraction = 1, so it can't be valueFraction*U + (1valueFraction)*dU = 0 because, for valueFraction = 1, it gives the noslip b.c. and not the slip one. This is the reason I thought to something like: (1valueFraction)*U + valureFraction*dU = 0 but I'm not sure. Any confirmation is welcome :) Thanks again, Alberto
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December 2, 2005, 22:10 
I tried to apply the condition

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I tried to apply the condition you sent to me, but when I start the solver, I get this error:
Create mesh for time = 0 Reading environmentalProperties Reading transportProperties > FOAM FATAL ERROR : request for volScalarField alpha from objectRegistry region0 failed available objects of type volScalarField are 0 ( ) From function objectRegistry::lookupObject<type>(const word&) const in file /home/dm2/henry/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM1.2/src/OpenFOAM/lnInclude/objectR egistryTemplates.C at line 122. Also, is it possible to use data contained in the phase object and use the kineticProperties dictionary instead of transportProperties? Alberto
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December 3, 2005, 08:09 
Hi,
I might possibly have the

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Hi,
I might possibly have the definition mixed up,but the easiest wasy to check is to run the icoFoam cavity tutorial with a fixed valueFraction and ascii format and check the values on the wall patch. You're picking up the wrong database, the code I sent is from before the database was rewritten and I dont know the new name (Mattijs does though Im sure) Of course you can use the kineticProeprties dictionary instead, just change the name in the particleSlip.C file. N 

December 3, 2005, 10:07 
The kineticTheoryProperties di

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The kineticTheoryProperties dictionary seems to be unknown: it gives another fatal error where it states it can't find the dictionary. But this is probably related to the database issue too.
About the database, the only access (if I'm not wrong :)) the code does to it should be through db(), but no name is specified there. Also I looked at other BC's implementation and the same syntax is adopted. Where do you choose the dictionary you pick? Thanks and sorry if I'm boring :) Alberto
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December 9, 2005, 02:56 
Hi,
Just tested the code an

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Hi,
Just tested the code and it works, but I was able to reproduce the error message. Here's the bc input you need walls { type particleSlip; value uniform (0 0 0); } I'm guessing that you didnt include the valuestatement, remember that if you want partial slip, you need a reference velocity. N 

December 10, 2005, 19:06 
You're right Niklas. I forgot

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You're right Niklas. I forgot the value statement.
Thank you! Alberto
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February 16, 2006, 12:23 
How does one obtain the tangen

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How does one obtain the tangent vector to a given face. I know for example that Sf() gives the normal vector.
Thanks Jeff 

February 16, 2006, 16:01 
1) Take any vector, a
2) get

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1) Take any vector, a
2) get a face normal n; if not already available, do Sf/mag(Sf) 3) the tangential component is: a_t = a  n*(n & a) Be careful: if you choose a to be parallel with n, you will get a zero vector. In that case, try a different a Enjoy, Hrv
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Hi Niklas and everybody,
I've got some problem when postprocessing the boundary condition. The error message in ParaView show that the "alpha" request from objectRegistry region0 failed. Referring to #4 post, I find "If you want to postProcess the Ua variable you need to add the lparticleSlip to the foamUser lib." Can I ask where is that foamUser lib for postprocessing? I am sorry if my question is too silly. Regards, Cynthia 

April 9, 2009, 11:58 

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Hi all!
I'm trying to implement heat convective BC like at http://web.njit.edu/topics/Prog_Lang...ml/node198.htm So we have as a parameters for applied BC: h_ext  external heat transfer coefficient T_ext  external heatsink temperature k_f  thermal conductivity of liquid On the one hand, from Fourier's law heat flux q is equal q =  k_f * d(T)/dn (1) On the other hand, q = h_ext * (T_ext  T_w) (2) where T_w is wall temperature, which should be calculated. Combining (1) and (2), we get BC in form: T  T_ext  k_f /h_f * d(T)/dn = 0 (3) How to implement this BC in OpenFOAM? I tried to used "mixed" BC, setting refValue to T_ext, refGradient to zero, and calculating valueFraction as valueFraction = 1/(1+k_f/h_f) But at this stage I'm sure that it is not properly. Waiting for your suggestions! Thank you
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April 14, 2009, 03:03 

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So first I solved with a mixed type, and later made own BC on the basis of fixed gradient type, considering it in form
dT/dn = h_ext / k_f * (T_ext  T) (1) and using under relaxation for values in boundary patch as it is described at http://www.cfdonline.com/Forums/ope...tml#post182101 This implicit boundary condition gives good agreement with FLUENT simulation, while mixed type BC just produces values at boundary close to T_ext.
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April 14, 2009, 04:46 

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Dear Foamers,
How can I implement "switching" b.c. on outlet channel boundary? I need, for example, zeroGradient condition for pressure on supersonic part of outlet and fixedValue condition on rest outlet part (depend on calculated Mach number). Need I construct new class for this type of b.c.? Best regards Leonid 

April 14, 2009, 04:58 

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Leonid,
look at boundary condition types in Programming guide, there is allready a set of switching boundary conditions based on velocity direction.
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