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Open channel flow request
Could you describe how to do an open channel flow analysis, this can be done with multi phase method and interFoam solver but I have no experience with that.  I would like to obtain turbulent velocity profile in a 10x10x400 m channel with velocity inlet speed od 1 m/s.
Is it possible to get a velocity profile like in this article?

I tried a lot of variations using simpleFoam and k-epsilon and k-omega method but my velocity profile stays uniform like in the picture.

Thank you for the tutorials, you're doing great work, keep it up!

OpenFOAM-version-7 Turbulence-Modelling-in-OpenFOAM 13-14 min 0-10 sec 12-07-21, 1:41 p.m. loren1205



1. You can find a basic tutorial on interFoam solver here:
2. The profile you are trying looks random, but if you can form it in an equation it is possible. For example, you can add a parabolic equation and develop a fully developed flow condition at the inlet. Here is an example of it:
12-07-21, 2:04 p.m. divyesh7

Thank you for the quick response, but I'm actually interested in symmetrical profiles with rectangular and trapezoidal crossection.
12-07-21, 2:22 p.m. loren1205

Would this symmetrical profile be the output from your simulation or would you want to have that specified before your simulation starts. If it's the latter, you can check symmetry boundary conditions in OpenFOAM.

12-07-21, 7:50 p.m.

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