this is my first post. I work in the fire engineering industry and I works mainly with FDS. The biggest problem with this program is that does not simulate the sprinkler effect properly.
After some research I have found that there is an open foam code, firefoamhttps://github.com/fireFoam-dev. FM global, one of the most important insurance company is using this code to simulate the sprinkler effect.
So I am trying to getting started with open foam and then trying to use this FireFoam code.
Since I am new, I have some question that I cannot find on internet:
1)I have installed openfoam from this sitehttp://www.openfoam.com/download/install-windows.php
on windows 10. How can I test that the installation was done properly?
2) Is necessary to install paraview to use openfoam and firefoam?Is this the best visual platform?
Thanks in advance... please be kind, it is my first post and my first experience with openfoam
As you have adviced, I am trying to run my first tutorial about the cavities, but I have to many doubts and morever the code does not work. This openfoam version is running in windows 10.
This is my code:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ESI\OpenFOAM\1606>"C:\Program Files (x86)\ESI\OpenFOAM\1606\Windows\Scripts\of_start_c ontainer.exe" -Arguments "C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox\;C:\Program Files\Git\bin"
Machine "default" is already running.
[ofuser@default ~]$ mkdir -p $FOAM_RUN
[ofuser@default ~]$ cp -r $FOAM_TUTORIALS $FOAM_RUN
[ofuser@default ~]$ cd $FOAM_RUN/tutorials/incompressible/icoFoam/cavity/cavity
[ofuser@default cavity]$ ls
0 constant system
[ofuser@default cavity]$ cd constant
[ofuser@default constant]$ ls
[ofuser@default constant]$ cd polyMesh
bash: cd: polyMesh: No such file or directory
Now my questions are:
1) Where can I find this folders (tutorials/incompressible/icoFoam/cavity/cavity)on my computer? It seems that the program cannot find these folders. Maybe they are missing.
2) Where can I find the polymesh file?
3)Why Openfoam cannot find polymesh file?
Thank you in advance