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Which solver suits for liquid (!) incompressible pipe flow?Hi all,
I need your help in finding the right solver for my Bachelor thesis. In the simulation should show the propagation and reflection of pressure waves in a pipe. Therefore I think I needed a compressible solver. The fluid should be water. My problem is that all compressible solvers I can find in OpenFOAM (v. 1.7.1) work with perfect gas equations. Does anyone know a fitting solver or if it is possible to use the solvers with assumption of perfect gas under certain conditions? I´m looking forward to recieving your answeres :) |

For transonic and supersonic liquids there is ~/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.x/applications/solvers/compressible/sonicFoam/sonicLiquidFoam
There is an example application in the programmer's guide (Decompression of a tank). |

Hi alberto,
Thanks a lot! this solver really fits :) I´m fighting now with setting an inital flow profile due to undesired pressure waves at that time. But this is an other topic. Greetings |

I just read in the description of the solver, that it is for trans-sonic/supersonic, laminar flow of a compressible liquid.
Does it mean the liquid should flow with transonic speed or is it possible that the fluid flows far below sonic speed (0.2 m/s) but observes pressure waves with sonic speed? |

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