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Old   February 5, 2019, 11:59
Default High pressure range using totalpressure BC
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Dear foamers;
I have been trying to understand how pressure works in incompressible flow solvers (PISO in my case) and i found out that pressure in Navier Stokes has no physical meaning but just the gradient.
So i tried to find a good BC to couple velocity and pressure and gives me a good results for my project but the pressure in Parafoam makes no sense to me.

My BC are as follow;
Inlet: zerogradient
Outlet: totalpressure
P0 1.5e5
Gamma 0.0
Value uniform 0

Inlet: fixedvalue
Value uniform (25 0 0)
Value uniform(0 0 0)

My project is only on an open test section that is symmetric and cst area, you can consider it as a simple jet of air, inflow and outflow.

I can't get the pressure to give me a good result, the velocity in the other hand works perfectly if i can say so!
The pressure range is so high and has negative values.
Since this is incompressible, there are a lot of pressure fluctuations.

Can anybody helps me please.
I have been trying for months to get this to work.
Here are some pictures of what it looks like. One for velocity and the rest pressure.
Thankx in advance!
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Old   September 10, 2020, 08:54
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As you mentioned only the pressure gradient is relevant for incompressible solvers, so could just as well set p0 to zero. But more importantly (and what screwed me up for a while) the solver uses kinematic pressure as described at This means p is not in Pascal but in mē/sē and must be rescaled by rho to actually make sense (and your p0 would have to be divided by rho in return, so 1.5e5 really only makes sense for a density of ca. 1). This rescaling is also relevant in the transportProperties, where nu = mu/rho is used instead of mu!
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