So here is how to use SALOME to create your boundary patches, from an imported STEP file of a “real world” part geometry – then
import into OpenFOAM and run your case.
I will run an interFoam solver in 8 core parallel mode.
Here are all the files you need to follow it, I deleted the actual timestep folders to save filespace. So you need to
run decomposePar then run the simulation again to see the results. I added in March 2014 a new version of the files
which will work with OpenFOAM 2.3 – see below “casting_OF_2.3.tar” (I think the old one will only work until OpenFoam 2.0.x)
To follow how I did it all, you can watch my youtube video tutorial. Probably best to open properly in youtube so
you can see in detail whats happening.