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aut_iut June 4, 2010 07:02

Frequency of vortex shedding
Hi everybody,

I'm modeling an oscillating cylinder with pimpleDyMFoam solver.
For comparing with the results of others, I need to have frequency of vortex shedding. Does anybody know what we have to do to calculate this parameter in openFoam 1.6?

Best regards,

ata June 5, 2010 02:50

Frequency of vortex shedding
Hi Rasoul
You can plot lift coefficient versus time.
Good luck


aut_iut June 8, 2010 04:43

Thanks a lot ata!

aravindh28.4 January 31, 2012 01:25


I am also simulating a similar case for my B.Tech Thesis. I am using OpenFOAM version2.1.0. I am using the openfoam201/tutorials/incompressible/pimpleDyMFoam/wingMotion/wingMotion2D_pimpleDyMFoam as my reference. Could someone please help me out in understanding what the following entries in the pointDisplacement file means/how it works?


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