Community Christmas Competition 2019

The numerical investigation into the Pitot Tube using OpenFOAM®

The third OpenFOAM® community challenge by Jószef Nagy. The following document contains a summary of the modeling and investigations performed by Tobias Holzmann. We all look forward to the next challenge that might be invented by József Nagy. Be part of the community and take part in the new challenges. Be aware that the competition is growing every year and the outcome is always interesting.

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The following publication summarizes the case set-up of the Pitot tube build by Tobias Holzmann. This particular document was submitted to József Nagy during November 2019 to contribute to the OpenFOAM® community challenge 2019. The material is kept short but includes an overview of the process. Different topics are briefly described, such as the mesh generation, some special numerics, and the fascinating behavior of the PIMPLE algorithm. The OpenFOAM® case can be downloaded »here«.

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Image: Pitot Tube numerical data
Image: Pitot Tube analysis