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July 22, 2011, 11:15 
Laplacian term in NS equation

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I have a little question on the NavierStokes implementation in OF. In the interPhaseChangeFoam solver the NS equation has written as: fvVectorMatrix UEqn ( fvm::ddt(rho, U) + fvm::div(rhoPhi, U)  fvm::Sp(fvc::ddt(rho) + fvc::div(rhoPhi), U)  fvm::laplacian(muEff, U)  (fvc::grad(U) & fvc::grad(muEff)) ); My question is: what does the term " (fvc::grad(U) & fvc::grad(muEff))" mean? In the theory that term shouldn't exist. if it's true the relationship laplacian(muEff, U)=muEff*laplacian(U)+grad(U)*grad(muEff) (see P38 in Programmers Guide) I make some mistake? Diego 

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July 26, 2011, 05:38 

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Hi Mirko
I'm not sure of that. Why this terms should be zero when the solution is reached? Both therms are not zero at the end, and why the inner product should be zero? Could you send me a reference about that? Thanks a lot for the replay Diego 

July 26, 2011, 06:25 

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Hi Diego,
The answer is here "http://www.cfdonline.com/Forums/openfoam/82640interfoamueqn.html" and here "http://powerlab.fsb.hr/ped/kturbo/OpenFOAM/SummerSchool2009/presentations/MitjaMorgut2009.pdf" 

July 26, 2011, 11:45 

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Hi Pablo
I'm agree that if the muEff is not constant the terms "div(muEff*grad(U))" and "muEff*lapalcian(U)" are different, but in the Navie Stokes equation the first term is the right one. But as the OF Programmers Guide tell at P38, the openfoam command laplacian(muEff,U), should be intended as the div(muEff*grad(U)) and not asmuEff*lapalcian(U), so should be not necessary split the terms in two contribute in the equation. If I say something wrong...could you say me where? Diego 

July 26, 2011, 14:36 

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Pablo, you have errors in the bracketing of the equations in the three lines of your eqnarray. The final result is correct though


July 27, 2011, 04:25 

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Thank you very much Pablo,
I found the little mistake in the brackets, but now all it is more clear. In every books i found that this therm is always hides in the source terms without explicit its. Thank you again. 

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Sorry, brackets are wrong at the stress term.
Pablo 

July 20, 2012, 14:32 
transpose term

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Dear All
I like to ask a question: What happen to the term of transpose of (Grad (U))? To what term it is converted in equation given in "http://imageshack.us/photo/myimages/3/formulasns.jpg/" Regards Ehsan 

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