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sloshingTank2D3DoF: "Continuity error cannot be removed by adjusting the outflow."I am asking for help to get the interDyMFoam/sloshingTank2D3DoF from OpenFOAM-1.5-dev working. Only the 0.05, 0.1 and 0.15 times are written, and then the solver aborts with the following end of the logfile:
[...] Courant Number mean: 0.0345293 max: 0.21001 velocity magnitude: 10.9003 deltaT = 0.01 Time = 0.18 solidBodyMotionFunctions::SDA::transformation(): Time = 0.18 transformation: ((0 -0.0259902 -0.0127197) (0.998593 (0.0530292 0 0))) Execution time for mesh.update() = 3.55076e-17 s MULES: Solving for gamma Liquid phase volume fraction = 0.337341 Min(gamma) = -1.10013e-52 Max(gamma) = 1 MULES: Solving for gamma Liquid phase volume fraction = 0.337343 Min(gamma) = -1.08473e-52 Max(gamma) = 1 MULES: Solving for gamma Liquid phase volume fraction = 0.337345 Min(gamma) = -1.06955e-52 Max(gamma) = 1 GAMG: Solving for pd, Initial residual = 0.025885, Final residual = 9.95525e-05, No Iterations 2 time step continuity errors : sum local = 1.10822e-05, global = -1.02059e-05, cumulative = -0.000310133 PCG: Solving for pd, Initial residual = 0.00105857, Final residual = 7.2366e-10, No Iterations 6 time step continuity errors : sum local = 1.03142e-05, global = -1.03142e-05, cumulative = -0.000320448 ExecutionTime = 0.99 s ClockTime = 1 s Courant Number mean: 0.0339053 max: 0.206394 velocity magnitude: 10.7115 deltaT = 0.01 Time = 0.19 solidBodyMotionFunctions::SDA::transformation(): Time = 0.19 transformation: ((0 -0.0272624 -0.0141292) (0.998452 (0.0556206 0 0))) Execution time for mesh.update() = 0 s MULES: Solving for gamma Liquid phase volume fraction = 0.337348 Min(gamma) = -1.05447e-52 Max(gamma) = 1 MULES: Solving for gamma Liquid phase volume fraction = 0.33735 Min(gamma) = -1.0396e-52 Max(gamma) = 1 MULES: Solving for gamma Liquid phase volume fraction = 0.337352 Min(gamma) = -1.02494e-52 Max(gamma) = 1 Continuity error cannot be removed by adjusting the outflow. Please check the velocity boundary conditions and/or run potentialFoam to initialise the outflow. Specified mass inflow : 170.15 Specified mass outflow : 170.15 Difference : 2.19495e-08 Adjustable mass outflow : 0 From function adjustPhi ( surfaceScalarField& phi, const volVectorField& U, const volScalarField& p ) in file cfdTools/general/adjustPhi/adjustPhi.C at line 128. FOAM exiting (end of logfile) When I increase the closedDomainTol by several orders of magnitude from 1e-10 to 1e-2, I can run the simulation until t=1.6 before the same error occurs. How can the problem be fixed? The other sloshingTank 2D/3D and 3DoF/6DoF show the same problematic behaviour. The platform is 32bit Linux. Maybe the tutorial had beed developed on 64bit? Would this make a difference in double precision accuracy? regards, Juergen |

Hmm, if it is not so easy to get this problem fixed, I'd like to ask you to quickly run one of the interDyMFoam/sloshingTank* tutorials and tell me whether you get past the 0.15s output time. It only takes a few seconds of wall time until my simulation aborts.
Please state whether you run a 32/64 bit system and whether you have compiled with any nondefault configuration options. regards, Juergen |

"Continuity error cannot be removed by adjusting the outflow."Hi Juergen,
I experience exactly the same problem with the sloshingTank tutorials. I run OpenFOAM-1.5-dev on a 64bit-machine (Ubuntu). OpenFoam has been compiled with the default configuration options. Have you been able to find out on your side what was going wrong? Regards, Manu |

Hi,
It's possible to circumvent the problem by downloading the last release of OF-1.5-dev from svn repository (r1240). Regards, Manu |

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