SinNeumannBC

Imposes a time-varying flux boundary condition , where varies from an given initial value at time to a given final value over a specified duration.

Description

SinNeumannBC is an IntegratedBC which imposes a time-varying flux of the form

(1)

where and are the initial and final values of , respectively, and is the final time. These values are controlled by the initial, final, and duration parameters, respectively. The value is applied on one or more sidesets specified by the boundary parameter and does not vary in space. This type of boundary condition is applicable to time-varying PDEs, for example:

(2)

and is frequently used to "ramp" a difficult boundary condition to its final value over a short time interval, rather than imposing it instantaneously at time . This approach can make nonlinear solvers more robust by improving the initial guess used by the Newton iterations, as well as preventing the solver from converging to non-physical solutions in nonlinear PDEs.

Example Input Syntax

  [./right]
    type = SinNeumannBC
    variable = u
    boundary = 1
    initial = 1.0
    final = 2.0
    duration = 10.0
  [../]
(test/tests/bcs/sin_bc/sin_neumann_test.i)

Input Parameters

  • variableThe name of the variable that this boundary condition applies to

    C++ Type:NonlinearVariableName

    Options:

    Description:The name of the variable that this boundary condition applies to

  • boundaryThe list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

Required Parameters

  • duration0The duration of the ramp

    Default:0

    C++ Type:double

    Options:

    Description:The duration of the ramp

  • initial0The initial value of the gradient on the boundary

    Default:0

    C++ Type:double

    Options:

    Description:The initial value of the gradient on the boundary

  • final0The final value of the gradient on the boundary

    Default:0

    C++ Type:double

    Options:

    Description:The final value of the gradient on the boundary

Optional Parameters

  • enableTrueSet the enabled status of the MooseObject.

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Set the enabled status of the MooseObject.

  • save_inThe name of auxiliary variables to save this BC's residual contributions to. Everything about that variable must match everything about this variable (the type, what blocks it's on, etc.)

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The name of auxiliary variables to save this BC's residual contributions to. Everything about that variable must match everything about this variable (the type, what blocks it's on, etc.)

  • use_displaced_meshFalseWhether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

    Default:False

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Whether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

  • control_tagsAdds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Adds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

  • seed0The seed for the master random number generator

    Default:0

    C++ Type:unsigned int

    Options:

    Description:The seed for the master random number generator

  • diag_save_inThe name of auxiliary variables to save this BC's diagonal jacobian contributions to. Everything about that variable must match everything about this variable (the type, what blocks it's on, etc.)

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The name of auxiliary variables to save this BC's diagonal jacobian contributions to. Everything about that variable must match everything about this variable (the type, what blocks it's on, etc.)

  • implicitTrueDetermines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Determines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

Advanced Parameters

  • vector_tagsnontimeThe tag for the vectors this Kernel should fill

    Default:nontime

    C++ Type:MultiMooseEnum

    Options:nontime time

    Description:The tag for the vectors this Kernel should fill

  • extra_vector_tagsThe extra tags for the vectors this Kernel should fill

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The extra tags for the vectors this Kernel should fill

  • matrix_tagssystemThe tag for the matrices this Kernel should fill

    Default:system

    C++ Type:MultiMooseEnum

    Options:nontime system

    Description:The tag for the matrices this Kernel should fill

  • extra_matrix_tagsThe extra tags for the matrices this Kernel should fill

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The extra tags for the matrices this Kernel should fill

Tagging Parameters

Input Files