The Pitot Tube
pimpleFoam, community Christmas competition 2019
Since 2017, József Nagy arranges each year the OpenFOAM® community Christmas competition. In 2019 the topic was to investigate the Pitot tube. Tobias took part in 2019 again, and the case he studied is freely available for the community now. A more detailed description of the case is given in the »Publication« section. Here, Tobias provides a PDF file that explains the case and its set-up.
Please participate in the next year. Its fun
The case demonstrates the generation of an OpenFOAM® example of an arbitrary generated Pitot tube geometry, which was used in the community Christmas Competition 2019 by Tobias Holzmann. The case set-up from the case was the basis of the submitted community Christmas competition report. As already mentioned, further information can be taken from the free available »Publication« download section.
Published under the GNU General Public License 3
Over the last ten years, Tobias tried to publish a wide range of different materials related to OpenFOAM® and CFD. You know it much better than he does if the content is worth to be supported. If you want to thank Tobias for the work he did, feel free to tell the community your opinion about the work Tobias Holzmann is doing or you can email your thoughts directly to »
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