openfoam to firefoam throuh paraview?

Hi all,
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?
3) Do you think that the best thing to do to learn the program is to follow the tutorials and than try the firefoam code??

Thanks in advance... please be kind, it is my first post and my first experience with openfoam

OpenFOAM 01-11-16, 8:37 p.m. francesco.ciani88
Hello francesco.ciani88,
1) You can test OpenFOAM installation by running an inbuilt tutorial for any OpenFOAM solver.
2) ParaView is the best compatible post-processing tool to view the results of your simulation. Highly Recommended.
3) Of course, following the tutorial is the best way to learn. You can also find some documentation for fireFoam solver on Google.
02-11-16, 9:53 a.m. virajbelekar

Thanks a lot Virajbelekar. I will proceed with your kind advices.

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"
Starting "default"...
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
02-11-16, 1:27 p.m. francesco.ciani88

Hi Francesco, Are you still facing the Same Issue? If Yes, I can help you with that. Regards, Ankur Garg
17-03-17, 1:01 p.m. ankur_garg

You can also find some documentation for the fireFoam solver. ParaView is the best compatible post-processing tool to view the results of your simulation. see on financetoknow here
26-06-22, 11:17 a.m. eleganceblog

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