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.

The Pitot Tube Picture 1
The Pitot Tube Picture 2


— 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 »This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.«. Keep in mind that the work that was done here took much time, and it is not self-evident that Tobias Holzmann shares all his work, knowledge, and attitude for free and keep the data up to date. Hosting the material, updating the data, and keeping up interesting work for the community does take much time and also money. Supporting Tobias can be done by donating any amount you would like to give or help him with his projects.


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The available training cases are tested and built for different OpenFOAM® versions. During the tests, only the OpenFOAM Foundation version of OpenFOAM® was used. Furthermore, the following software packages are required for most of the training cases: Salome®, ParaView®, and for optimization tasks one also needs DAKOTA®. The cases might work with the ESI version of OpenFOAM® too (not tested). Additionally, there is no support for Windows-based OpenFOAM® versions.

∇ Download — pitotTube-7.x.tar.gz
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