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Old   April 4, 2020, 04:18
Default Overset mesh with deformable front mesh
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Hi All,

I am hoping to get some suggestions for the OpenFOAM implementation of an overset mesh with deformable front mesh (e.g. using the displacementLaplacian solver).

I have seen this following presentation wrote about foam-extend 4.1 in November 2018:

In there, on slide 19, they are explaining "Front mesh deformation for FSI simulation", and how the mesh deformation is limited to the front mesh using subsetMotionSolverFvMesh.

I am finding foam-extend 4.1 challenging to understand compared to the traditional OpenFoam.
Would anyone have any suggestions for any material or course that could help me to set up/run my case (an overset mesh with deformable front mesh)?
Ideally, I would prefer to set up my case in OpenFOAM v1912. Would someone know what type of setup I should use with the overPimpleDyMfoam solver? Or any material or course that could help me with this?


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Hello Celia,
I am also interested in coupling overset with morphing. It seems we can use displacementLaplacian to deform the front body.

dynamicFvMesh       dynamicOversetFvMesh;

motionSolverLibs ( "" );

solver          displacementLaplacian;

    diffusivity     uniform 1;
But if I want to move the solid body (front) and deform the background patches at the same time. Do you know how to define the solid body motion at the same time in dynamicMeshDict?

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This is old but we had the same problem here and I had to read the code a few times before we could get this working, so here's the heads up:

solidBodyDisplacementLaplacian and displacementLaplacian are not coded to support acting on different zones, so you have to split the solvers in your dynamicMeshDict as such:

/*--------------------------------*- C++ -*----------------------------------*\
| =========                 |                                                 |
| \\      /  F ield         | OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox           |
|  \\    /   O peration     | Version:  v2006                                 |
|   \\  /    A nd           | Website:                      |
|    \\/     M anipulation  |                                                 |
    version     2.0;
    format      ascii;
    class       dictionary;
    object      dynamicMeshDict;
// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //

dynamicFvMesh       dynamicOversetFvMesh;
        motionSolverLibs (fvMotionSolvers "");
        motionSolver solidBody;
        cellZone c1;
        solidBodyMotionFunction  rotatingMotion;
                origin      (0.005 0.005 0.005);
                axis        (0 0 1);
                omega       10;
     motionSolverLibs (fvMotionSolvers "");
     motionSolver displacementLaplacian;
     diffusivity uniform 1;


// ************************************************************************* //
and keep in mind that setting a zone for the deformation part will not bring much...
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