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Old   January 7, 2008, 06:41
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xujjun
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I want to simulate the bubble using VOF method in CFX10.0,i have simulated the single bubble,but I want to know how to set two bubbles in initial boundary condition,,any help will be appreciated. thanks in advance

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Old   January 7, 2008, 17:15
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Hi,

You can use the CEL expressions to define regions of fluid and gas. Either use a step function or a 3D interpolation function (cloud of points).

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Old   January 8, 2008, 07:51
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Hi xujjun!

can u pls help me to formulate a steady state problem of multiphase for a single bubble in cfx?
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Old   January 8, 2008, 21:54
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Hello, 1) Did you check the steady state terminal settling velocity compared to some theoretical calculation?

2) Did you monitor the recirculation of air inside the bubble?

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Old   January 9, 2008, 06:08
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Thanks,Glenn Horrocks,how to set the initial condition of the two bubble,i think that the two different regions on the bubbles need to set, i do not know that whether the subdomain region is used or not.

Hi,pankaj, I simulated single bubble using transient method, I am sorry i do not know how to simulate single using steady method.
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Old   January 9, 2008, 06:16
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Hi,HK, i will compare the terminal settling velocity with some theoretical calculation, but there are few numerical results because of the too many time of the completing a case.
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Old   January 14, 2008, 05:55
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You do not need subdomains for this. Use e.g. the sum of step functions as initial condition for the volume fraction of one phase:

step(((2. [mm])^2-x^2-y^2-z^2)/1. [m^2])+ step(((2. [mm])^2-x^2-(y-6. [mm])^2-z^2)/1. [m^2])

Then, two spherical bubbles with radius 2 mm are at x=y=z=0 and x=z=0, y=6 mm. Perhaps a piecewise linear step funtion (or a tanh function) is better than this discontinuous step...
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Old   January 14, 2008, 06:23
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thanks Andreas, i will try using your method. recently, i simulated a single bubble of quiescent water in a closed tank using vof model, however, i found the volume fraction of bubble is decreasing with increasing time, the interface of bubble is blurry,even to disappear, my mesh is very good and the number of the meshes in a bubble is about 20, i think the mesh is very enough, i do not know how to do ?
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