rhoSimpleFoam convergence problem
Hello,
I am trying to solve the simple case of laminar flow in a tube. basically what is described here http://www.somogyibence.hu/documents.../Cornell1.html , only i wish to have a heated wall and so the density should change, so I looked at the openFoam solvers, and chose rhoSimpleFoam. I have given the same equivalent BCs as in the link above, and also played with inletoutlet type BCs, but with out success, i can not get convergence and i see that the pressure is the main problem, it oscilates all the time and never convereges (together with Ux, the velocity in the axial direction). I am looking for suggestions on relaxation factors, or anything else that is the correct way to get a solution for this simulation (mesh suggestions?, it's simply a blockmesh with simpleGrading (1 1 1 ) ) Thanks, Hanan. 
Two graspatstraws suggestions:
 Play with the gravity. Start with a low value, and increment it, using the latest solution each time. This may smooth out the instabilities.  Try using a transient algorithm, and look for steady state conditions to develop. 
Thanks, i'll try it
can you point out a suitable transient algorithm? i'm still not very familiar with the different solution algorithms.

Is there a buoyant piso? Or "pimple"? In OpenFOAM, "SIMPLE" is the chosen steady state algorithm, "PISO" is the chosen transient one. "PIMPLE" is OpenFOAM's own (unfortunately named) algorithm that I believe will switch between PISO and SIMPLE depending on the case directory.

oh, got ya.
will try. 
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