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Old   February 2, 2018, 18:46
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I'm new to OpenFOAM and I'm running my first simulation (not tutorial).
So in the controlDict file I've specified a startTime = 0, endTime = 0.5, and deltaT = 0.005.

The solver starts up and runs a few time steps and stops. What would be causing this to happen?

This is the last output from the terminal

Time = 0.025

Courant Number mean: 117.402 max: 1838.74
smoothSolver: Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.714445, Final residual = 9.91608e-06, No Iterations 225
smoothSolver: Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.712959, Final residual = 9.79209e-06, No Iterations 194
smoothSolver: Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 0.711398, Final residual = 9.59565e-06, No Iterations 192
DICPCG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.715978, Final residual = 0.0324444, No Iterations 56
time step continuity errors : sum local = 12.9917, global = -0.356304, cumulative = -0.546988
DICPCG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.094301, Final residual = 8.51343e-07, No Iterations 87
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.00432298, global = -6.44103e-05, cumulative = -0.547053
ExecutionTime = 2.91 s ClockTime = 3 s

Time = 0.03

Courant Number mean: 550.618 max: 5473.6

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Old   February 3, 2018, 13:08
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I have since run the simulation with parallel processing, this is what I'm getting.

Starting time loop

Time = 0.005

Courant Number mean: 0.0557973 max: 22.1136
smoothSolver: Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 1, Final residual = 6.32534e-06, No Iterations 17
smoothSolver: Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0, Final residual = 0, No Iterations 0
smoothSolver: Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 0, Final residual = 0, No Iterations 0
DICPCG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 1, Final residual = 0.0443077, No Iterations 100
time step continuity errors : sum local = 0.0355543, global = -0.00138728, cumulative = -0.00138728
DICPCG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.0410855, Final residual = 9.19509e-07, No Iterations 158
time step continuity errors : sum local = 3.31136e-05, global = 1.31593e-08, cumulative = -0.00138727
ExecutionTime = 0.4 s ClockTime = 0 s

Time = 0.01

Courant Number mean: 18.2942 max: 86.0617
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Primary job terminated normally, but 1 process returned
a non-zero exit code.. Per user-direction, the job has been aborted.
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mpirun detected that one or more processes exited with non-zero status, thus causing
the job to be terminated. The first process to do so was:

Process name: [[10352,1],6]
Exit code: 145
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Old   February 3, 2018, 15:19
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> Courant Number mean: 117.402 max: 1838.74

This Co number is way too large. You have to reduce your time step.
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That did the trick, thanks again for your assistance
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