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Bending tubes for OpenFOAM

For some reason I have been looking for an easy method to create a meshed gas line with various bends. Our favourite search engine returned an undisclosed solution by Kjetil Moe: Automating blockMesh pipe geometries in OpenFOAM. Unfortunately, access to the OpenFOAM Pipemesher is restricted. So, how hard could it be to automate the creation of a blockMeshDict file from a list of tube bending parameters? Today I fixed the last bug to get a working Python script and could quickly create a couple of examples, as shown below in screenshots of Paraview. A next step could be to rewrite the code and make it look pretty.
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