I want to simulate coal combustion simulation in a furnace.
So, I decided to use coalChemistryFoam.
Before I simulate real furnace, I tested some cases.
coalChemistryFoam tutorial just contains closed chamber case.
My combustion furnace has 1 inlet & 1 outlet. (Simple geometry - cylinder)
I made furnace mesh file by star-CD ver.4
There are 2-type of mesh.
1. tetrahedral ~ 30,000 cells
2. polyhedral ~ 10,000 cells
However, OpenFOAM(coalChemistryFoam) does not work for this mesh!!
(I mean "janaf-thermo error")
checkMesh utility says "mesh is ok"
my boundary conditions like this ( Attachment )
For Hexahedral mesh, coalChemistryFoam is always OK.........
HOW CAN I USE coalChemistryFoam in tetrahedral or polyhedral mesh......
I've never used coalChemistryFoam, but you should maybe have a look at your pressure boundary conditions. Typically you can start with putting a fixed pressure at the outlet and zero gradient on walls and inlets.
I am using coalChemistryFoam too,and I have two inlets/one outlet,and I met the problem of "attempt to use janafThermo<equationOfState> out of temperature range...",have you ever encounter with it?
Usually, this error occurs when low temperatures (below room temperature) occur in the solver. The solver can't look up properties and throws an error.
Injection In coalChemistryFoam
I am working with coalChemistryFoam with an IFRF furnace with 2 inlet and 1 outlet. I disabled limestonParcels because I dont have it in my case. In "coalCloud1Properties" in folder "constant" which is main file in adjustment of coal injection, I chose patchFlowRateInjection for injectionModels, but I didn't find any tutorial that use this injectionModel. In this model we have some cases:
type patchFlowRateInjection;Is this cases sufficient for patchFlowRateInjection?
Why particles didn't come in?
Cloud: coalCloud1JANAFTHERMO errors without entering any particle occurs,why? I have changed kinetic, deltaT but yet there is janafThermo error and no entrance of particles. :confused:
I also use coalChemistryFOAm for the IFRF furnace (non-swirling B1 flame). Below is my setting for the injection model:
Hi Dear openfoammaofnepo,
At last I couldn't use patchFlowRateInjection and I used patchInjection too.:o
I saw your code settings. I have some questions Can I ask you?
1-What is difference between flowRateProfile and massFlowRate? I used both of them. I think flowRateProfile is only the shape of profile, and massFlowRate is the flow rate. Is it true?
2-What is difference between massTotal and multiply of duration and massFlowrate (or flowRateProfile what you have used)= duration*massFlowRate? I think they must be equal. I set magnitude of mass total =20*0.004583333=0.09167
Is it true?
3- Why you have used parcelsPerSecond=25e4? Is this number a guess or not? If not what is its basic?
4-When you stop the code and run again do you set SOI to last result time which you have? I test it one time and I put SOI zero, I saw that code inject all parcels that must be injected from zero to reRun time:rolleyes:.
Thank you because of your reply.
This is my code settings
1- flowRateProfile can allow us to specify the time evolution of the flow rate.
2- Yes, I think so.
3- I use that to control the number of the parcel, This is initially a guess and I adjusted it based on the accuracy and cost.
4- I am not sure for this.
In the IFRF furnace, how did you ignite the pulverized coal flame? It seems very difficult to ignite it. My case is flame B1 from IFRF furnace No. 1. I first inject the coal particle, and also the hot air streams. Then set "topoSet" to set a pocket with high temperature (say 1800K or 2000K). However, the flame is always not ignited. Did you meet the same problems?
Thanks. I put initial temp of domain 1800 K. No problem in ignition.
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