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sina_mech December 19, 2012 09:00

formulations of solvers

I'm new to OpenFoam. I'd like to know what formulations are used in each solver. I was wondering if there is a documentation providing this information or not.


nimasam December 19, 2012 09:47

there is no documentation for each solver, maybe you find for some of these solvers
by google, but in general nope :D
you need to dig the solver by reading code, searching in forum for your questions and so on, it is a try and error procedure

santiagomarquezd December 22, 2012 10:28

What solver do you what to know about?


Lieven December 22, 2012 10:37

You can have a look at
for a list of all standard solvers.

For some solvers (unfortunately not all) there is also additional information available at

Kind regards,


sina_mech December 22, 2012 11:26


Originally Posted by santiagomarquezd (Post 398667)
What solver do you what to know about?


Thanks for your reply.
I'm looking for formulations of "Multiphase flow solvers".

santiagomarquezd December 22, 2012 12:53

Well, you have Volume of Fluid, Two-Fluids and Mixture Models, for the first two you can check the H. Rusche's thesis

for mixture, the Brennan's thesis


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