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0000577OpenFOAM[All Projects] Bugpublic2013-09-04 09:24
Assigned Touser2 
PlatformLinuxOSCentOSOS Version5.4
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000577: spray and dynamic meshes...
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seems to cause MPI errors upon parcel injection. Commenting the lines out gives a running code. (hopefully correct for at least 3D cases)
Steps To ReproduceTransform the aachenBomb case into a dynamicMesh case and run with sprayEngineFoam solver in parallel.
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nogenmyr (reporter)

Ok, I've been digging a bit further.

meshTools::constrainToMeshCentre calls for polyMesh::geometricD(), which in turn calls polyMesh::calcDirections() only when there was a mesh update. polyMesh::calcDirections() has in turn a few MPI calls.

During run, not all processors will call constrainToMeshCentre equal amounts of time, which causes a sync problem. (my understanding). A less ugly hack than suggested above would be to let all processors call constrainToMeshCentre the same amount of times, even they do not need it for their own:

In InjectionModel<CloudType>::injectSteadyState that means adding an else-statement:

if (cellI > -1)
 .... (unaltered)
   point p(0.,0.,0.);
   Vector<scalar> v(0.,0.,0.);
   meshTools::constrainToMeshCentre(mesh, p);



Thanks for the report - fixed by commit 4189687

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-07-09 12:05 nogenmyr New Issue
2012-08-22 09:39 nogenmyr Note Added: 0001621
2013-09-04 09:24 user2 Note Added: 0002456
2013-09-04 09:24 user2 Status new => resolved
2013-09-04 09:24 user2 Fixed in Version => 2.2.x
2013-09-04 09:24 user2 Resolution open => fixed
2013-09-04 09:24 user2 Assigned To => user2
+Issue History