A Keyword is Undefined in Dictionary:


Simulation setup error: a keyword is undefined in a dictionary file

What happened?

  • The simulation setup has an error. The solver found that a keyword was either undefined or incorrectly defined (syntax error).

What could be the possible reason?

  • The error mostly occurs due to a syntax error. For example a missing semicolon ( ; ) , missing bracket or a letter-case mismatch in patch name or keywords.

What can I do now?

  • If you are attempting a ‘CaseUpload’ please make sure there are no syntax errors based on the OpenFOAM version you wish to use.
  • Please see more information in error log to know in which file the issue is.


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