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Running blockMesh

  • Each application has its help:
    # blockMesh -help
    Usage: blockMesh [OPTIONS]
      -blockTopology    write block edges and centres as .obj files
      -case <dir>       specify alternate case directory, default is the cwd
      -dict <file>      specify alternative dictionary for the blockMesh description
                        do not execute functionObjects
      -region <name>    specify alternative mesh region
      -srcDoc           display source code in browser
      -doc              display application documentation in browser
      -help             print the usage
    Using: OpenFOAM-2.2.1 (see www.OpenFOAM.org)
    Build: 2.2.1-57f3c3617a2d
  • Parameter -help displays options of each application
  • Run blockMesh application in test case directory:
    # cd $FOAM_RUN/icoFoam/cavity
    # blockMesh
  • Application checkMesh displays many important about mesh:
    # checkMesh