A step-by-step method to make a CFD simulation in commercial package CFX is explained below. The corresponding utilities in OpenFOAM are also described.
The simulation process is explained using Graphics User Interface (GUI) including basic settings of the GUI. These pictorial descriptions are grouped into 4 categories:
Basic settings on the Graphics User Interface to suit one's style
Solver setting and Solution Process
Note that ICEM-CFD can be assumed equivalent to blockMesh command line utility and CFX-Post is equivalent to ParaView. Hence, the feature of these two programs are at the moment not included. Thus, this page will mainly try to describe the equavalent of "GUI Operation in CFX Pre and CFX Solve" to "OpenFOAM 0/, constant/ and system/" folders.
Basic settings of the User Interface
Pre-processing: Selection and Specification of Solver Parameters
Pre-processing: Setting of Boundary Conditions
Solver-Setting: Discretization Scheme, Initialization and Monitor Points for Convergence
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