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Feature: Fan momentum source fvOption based on fan curve

Vuko Vukcevic requested to merge feature-fan-curve-momentum-source into develop

An fvOption that models a fan curve based momentum source.

  • Calculates the flow rate through (automatically calculated) upstream faces of the cell zone
  • Based on the flow rate, calculates the pressure gradient from the provided fan pressure curve and the thickness of the fan
  • Adds the calculated pressure gradient momentum source to the equation

Example dictionary input:

    type          fanMomentumSource;
    active        on;
    selectionMode cellZone;
    cellZone      fanCellZone;
    faceZone      fanSurroundingFaceZone;
        type table;
        file "constant/fanCurve";
    fields    (U);
    flowDir   (1.0 0.0 0.0);
    thickness 0.2;
    rho       1;

Question: We have a small validation case of a flow through a pipe with a fan, that takes roughly 1 minute to calculate locally (for me). Would it be appropriate to add it to tutorials so that it's covered by Alltest script? Also, we have a small python script for asserting the calculated pressure gradient after the simulation finishes. Would it be ok to add that as well and make this run in your pipeline?

Edited by Vuko Vukcevic

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