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Old   March 7, 2011, 21:04
Default Wall correction for the temperature gradient
Hagen Müller
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Dear all,

I would like to implement a correction for the temperature gradient near the wall in a 2D channel flow. The energy equation is usually formulated as

fvScalarMatrix TEqn
           fvm::div(phi, T)
           - fvm::Sp(fvc::div(phi), T)
           - fvm::laplacian(kappaEff, T)
In order to correct the temperature gradient in the laplacian term it seems to be necessary to rewrite it as laplacian(kappaEff, T) = div(kappaEff * grad(T)) and then manipulate grad(T) at the wall. I found the following formulation to replace the laplacian.

surfaceTensorField kappaEffs = fvc::interpolate(kappaEff);
      surfaceVectorField Sn = mesh.Sf()/mesh.magSf(); 
      surfaceVectorField SfkappaEff = mesh.Sf() & kappaEffs;
      GeometricField<scalar, fvsPatchField, surfaceMesh> SfkappaEffSn = SfkappaEff & Sn;

      volScalarField Dif1
                fvc::div(SfkappaEffSn * fvc::snGrad(T))

       volScalarField Dif2
                fvc::laplacian(kappaEff, T)
Dif 1 and Dif2 are almost identical and grad(T) could be manipulated at the wall. The problem is, that I can not use this formulation for the energy equation because it is in explicit form and an implicit divergence does not exist. Convergence schemes do not seem to work here because they do not accept surfaceFields.

I would be thankful for any suggestion how to express the laplacian in terms of the gradient or any other possibility to correct the temperature gradient at the wall.

Thank you.
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