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Old   September 20, 2009, 19:11
Default Use of k omega turbulence model
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Hi folks,

Just wondering if anyone has encountered any difficulties using the k omega turbulence model within OF 1.6? I have been running a few simple simulations with the incompressible PisoFOAM solver that work very well with the k epsilon and k omega SST turbulence models. However, my solution diverges after a few time steps when I use the k omega turbulence model, even when I use exactly the same initial values (including k and omega) as with the k omega SST turbulence model. The simulation is simply an internal flow through a duct.

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Old   September 21, 2009, 09:29
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If you are running a transient simulation, try decreasing the time step. If it is steady state, decrease the relaxation factor.

Which formula are you using to calculate omega at the boundaries?

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Old   September 22, 2009, 05:15
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My advise is to check CFL condition, fvSolutions, fvSchemes, and esp. the boundary conditions.
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