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Old   September 8, 2009, 00:16
Default Temperature Dependent Fluid Properties
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I am trying to run a model with buoyantSimpleFoam with temperature dependent material properties but as a newbie I do not know where to start when editing the thermophysicalProperties file. I have the model running without any issues with constant properties but I need to model them as temperature dependent.

It seems that it is possible, since Chapter 7.1 of the user guide says that Cp can be defined by a polynomial using "hPolynomialThermo" and the thermodynamic transport properties with "polynomialTransport".

If someone could provide an example, that would be a huge start.

Thanks for the help

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Old   September 8, 2009, 21:09
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Hi, dear eliwide, you can reference to the buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam solver, which the rho is dependent on the temperature.
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Old   September 9, 2009, 06:42
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I am using incompressible LES solver for flow over step simulation. I have added the turbulent heat equation to the solver but still I don't know how to implement a temperature dependence for the density.

Can anyone tell me how to employ a density with a linear dependence on temperature (without using the OpenFOAM compressible codes)?
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Old   March 23, 2011, 15:41
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I want to simulate an incompressible nanofluid flow with heat transfer using simpleFoam (i.e. solver includes an energy equation). The conductivity and viscosity of the fluid is temperature dependent . I don't know haw can modify the solver and case directories to these properties become temperature dependent ;you had similar problem, if you was succeeded in resolving would you help me?

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Old   December 15, 2012, 19:21
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I am new in using OpenFOAM. The problem I am looking at is a freezing process of foods. So it is a solidification problem with temperature dependent properties. Any information in regard to the temperature dependent properties?
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