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vbchris March 31, 2013 23:31

OF 2.2.0 Ubuntu 12.10 missing solver
After fresh install of 2.2.0 I noticed there is no bubbleFoam solver.
See below the differences between the 2.1.1 and 2.2.0 installs.

Is it a problem on my end or with the distro?
Can someone confirm?


/opt$ find -name bubble*


wyldckat April 1, 2013 06:25

Greetings Chris,

I'm guessing you haven't read the release notes: ;)

This was part of a generalization they've made on all solvers:

In theory, we can now take advantage of several features that previously only existed for some dedicated and hard-coded solvers.

Best regards,

vbchris April 1, 2013 17:25

Thanks Bruno,

I had read through these, however I'm not sure I understand.
How does bubbleFoam get replace by more general cases?

Is the new method to use fvOptions with something like twoPhaseEulerFoam and include semiImplicitSource/codedSource for Drag/Lift/Virtual Mass source terms?



wyldckat April 1, 2013 18:02

Hi Chris,

:eek: Sorry about that, I didn't look with enough attention into this... I simply looked at the question and it seemed all too similar to recent questions on the same topic: "where did X solver go?"

You seem to be already well ahead of me on this one... nonetheless, a quick search lead me to this very detailed page:

My first instinct is to run the "./multiphase/twoPhaseEulerFoam/bubbleColumn" tutorials in both 2.1.x and 2.2.x, as well as comparing the results with "./multiphase/bubbleFoam/bubbleColumn" from 2.1.x.
If there was no conclusion from the results, then the next steps for me would be:
  1. Ask about the "missing" solver and report the results in the bug tracker:
  2. If that doesn't work as expected, then from that wiki page I posted above, it seems that the main author of this page is Alberto Passalacqua: - his contacts are on that user page. He seems to be well informed on this topic! :)

And that's all I know :(

Good luck! Best regards,

PS: I've taken the liberty to move this thread from the "OpenFOAM Installation" sub-forum to the main "OpenFOAM" forum, given that this isn't a specific installation problem ;)

vbchris April 2, 2013 10:37

Just to close this thread.

bubbleFoam is dropped in favour of twoPhaseEulerFoam for OF 2.2.0.

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