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Old   May 6, 2011, 11:46
Question Temperature in rhoSimpleFoam
Ammar Tareen
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Hi all,

Does anybody know how temperature is handled in rhoSimpleFoam? I have a semi-complicated simulation that runs really well and I am getting great results for pressure and velocity but the temperature profile seems quite wrong. From the rhoSimpleFoam.C files I couldn't figure if enthalpy is taking care of temperature.

Basically, this might be stupid but I have no clue how temperature is solved for in rhoSimpleFoam or a simple loop in OF. Can somebody give me some insights?

Thanks a million,
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Old   December 3, 2015, 08:59
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I am facing the same problem. I try to simulate a radial compressor with pressure ratio about 2. I can not see any temperature rise. This behaviour is unphysical. OF2.3.
Does anyone have a hint?

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Old   December 3, 2015, 11:05
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take a look at
... and also the source file EEqn.H for rhoSimpleFoam.

what did you use in you thermophysicalProperties ? enthalpy or internal energy ?

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