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Monday, December 21, 2009

openFoam theses / blogs / links ..

Having "foamed" quite extensively in the past, I have come across this web server, I am sure, most of them are familiar with..providing updated theses / projects using openFoam.

Most my work have involved multiphase flow modeling for which I highly recommend reading the works of Rushche (has the OF VOF scheme MULES implementation), Ubbink (CICSAM scheme), Eugene's work, Hrvoje's schemes, to name a few.

Dr. Jasak's own site provide a neat coverage:

These provide, superb, fundamental understanding of the CFD process, from ground ZERO and up !...Going through these theses work and other papers, truly evokes the real essence of CFD. The possibilities with OF, in my opinion, are endless. Given that there are separate forums for OF in CFD-ONLINE and recent tecplot's introduction of a foam to tecplot convertor provides the status of openFoam's status and that of opensource CFD :)

foamtoTecplot convertor information is available here

some courses on OF:

ofcourse the cham's course:

They do have a PhD course using openSource CFD

OF course - call for's :

5. Beingrid news :
the CFD--review stuff
-Some notes on OF

I found the other sites on OF blogging interesting to follow and get updates from - cool stuff on fluid mechanics, OF

Some MP guys discussing OF related stuff

I came across some OF presentations giving some interesting leads on recent advances in bubble-particle interaction using OF, high pressure real gas flows, coupling FOAM with FEM structural solvers using PYTHON (PDF copy downloadable?)

Another very good application: CFD for Nuclear Safety Analysis using ANSYS CFX, OpenFoam can be found here

For Aero guys, I came across this nice little introductory work: Flow over Joukowski Airfoil and comparing Fluent vs OpenFoam results for drag, lift etc...

On heat transfer area, I also would like to share this interesting work on the numerical simulation of plain fin and tube heat exchangers using Foam. This is a master's thesis type work by Hansen, detailing the numerical investigation of heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of a two-row plain fin and tube heat exchanger..I found the thesis link provided below

The thesis has some good experimental and numerical comparisons with different turbulent models ...really good literature work, in my opinion.

This is probably an incomplete post of mine on Foaming..I have tons of stuff to share..including several websites that are extremely helpful in getting introduced to foaming, getting sucked into the world of coding and gettting really fruitful images..the ones that do not come out of a blackbox CFD software - rather the input of your schemes etc...

I shall keep posting some more links..and hopefully they end up being useful..

IF you can help me with some links on CFD schemes / methods / or anything you would like to share in this agenda, feel free to drop by a message.

/CFDtoy ..

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