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Old   June 30, 2016, 11:36
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Hello foamers. I'm now making an effort to generating turbulence inflow in for a flat in the supersonic flow. At the very first, I was doing the test case by the rhoPimpleFoam. The results were acceptable. However, when I turned to the rhoCentralFoam, I cann't reproduce the same results. The puzzle troubled me a lot. I just can't find out where is going wrong. In fact, I just modified the boundary condition of the inlet plane, namely U, T and rho field. Any suggestions?

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Let's answer myself. As to my experience, the rhoCentralFoam solver is adopting a dissipative scheme(TVD/NVD), while the the rhoPimpleFoam is adoping a non-dissipative scheme(linear scheme). So you can use the rhoCentralFoam solver to deal with the discountinuity problem, but you can't expect it to generate turbulence. The rhoPimpleFoam solver is just the opposite side.
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Let's answer myself. As to my experience, the rhoCentralFoam solver is adopting a dissipative scheme(TVD/NVD), while the the rhoPimpleFoam is adoping a non-dissipative scheme(linear scheme). So you can use the rhoCentralFoam solver to deal with the discountinuity problem, but you can't expect it to generate turbulence. The rhoPimpleFoam solver is just the opposite side.
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Old   December 10, 2016, 04:24
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Hello all,

I am faced with the same dilemma as iLyrics. I have implemented two different synthetic turbulence generation methods. I tried to test them using rhoCentralFoam and found that the turbulence dissipated very fast but quite well preserved in rhoPimpleFoam (see picture).

I find the answer given by iLyrics quite reasonable but I need to use rhoCentralFoam since I want to test cases with shocks. So, is there anyway out?

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The key point is that you should adopt a low dissipation scheme, which could deal with shock wave and resolve the turbulence deep into the wall boundary layer.
Most importantly, the grid should meet some requirements, especially combined with LES methods. So realization of turbulence inflow generation within the OpenFOAM frame is not an easy case.

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Hello Lee,

Thanks for the quick reply. So, do you think that if I were to use higher order schemes with proper shock capturing (e.g. ENO, WENO), this problem shouldn't arise?

The mesh I am using now is close to DNS requirements, actually. So, I believe mesh shouldn't be a problem.

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