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0003435OpenFOAMBugpublic2020-01-24 14:41
Reporteruser136 Assigned Tohenry  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformHPC-ClusterOSCentOSOS Versionunknown
Fixed in Versiondev 
Summary0003435: refineWallLayer: Option "-useSet" works not correctly
DescriptionHi all,

when using refineWallLayer, the option "-useSet" should restrict the refinement to a certain cellSet.
But, instead it does the opposite: Cells in the cellSet are not refined, but all the others.

I see this on OF4.1, but since refineWallLayer didn't change much it should be same on OF7.

The reason is obvious in the source code: the cellSet cells are erased from the set of cells "cutCells"which are to be cut:

        cellSet cells(mesh, setName);

        forAllConstIter(cellSet, cells, iter)

Best regards,

Steps To Reproduce- Unpack zipfile
- Run:

setSet -batch setSet.batch
refineWallLayer -useSet c0 '(zmin)' 0.3

Look at the wall layers: They should be in cells with (0 < x < 0.5), (0 < y < 0.5), (z=0), bit instead they aree outside.
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2020-01-24 08:53



2020-01-24 09:59

manager   ~0011101

On further review of the code I agree with your assessment, the documentation is ambiguous, the Info statement is confusing and the operation the opposite of that expected. I will correct the code.


2020-01-24 10:42

manager   ~0011102


commit d7a452ccf2948827f4164919f19fb152bd0e0f6c (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD)
Author: Henry Weller <>
Date: Fri Jan 24 10:39:58 2020 +0000

    refineWallLayer: Changed name of the -useSet option to -inSet, corrected operation and documentation
    Resolves bug-report


2020-01-24 12:08

reporter   ~0011104

Works as expected now.

Best regards,



2020-01-24 14:41

manager   ~0011105

Resolved by commit d7a452ccf2948827f4164919f19fb152bd0e0f6c

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-01-24 08:53 user136 New Issue
2020-01-24 08:53 user136 File Added:
2020-01-24 09:59 henry Note Added: 0011101
2020-01-24 10:42 henry Note Added: 0011102
2020-01-24 12:08 user136 Note Added: 0011104
2020-01-24 14:41 henry Assigned To => henry
2020-01-24 14:41 henry Status new => resolved
2020-01-24 14:41 henry Resolution open => fixed
2020-01-24 14:41 henry Fixed in Version => dev
2020-01-24 14:41 henry Note Added: 0011105