Eulerlagrange or EulerEuler Model? Wich is the best for this case
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Dear Colleagues,
I am working simulating a vertical oilgas separator in ANSYS CFX. The inlet conditions are: Liquid mass flow (lb/s): 10,04071181 Gas mass flow (lb/s): 15,50694444 Liquid Volume fraction : 0,041947644 Gas Volume Fraction: 0,958052356 As you can see, the liquid Volume fraction is very small. My doubt is, Which of the two multiphase model is better for my case, EulerEuler or Eulerlagrange?. I have read a lot and I am almost sure that I can use the Euler Euler since it is the most general model, wheras lagrangeeuler is often used to tracking and for solid gas phase. What do you think??? 
The difference between eulareular and eularlagrange is explained in the documentation. The ee approach is good for high particle volume fractions and physics which is best captured in a eularian framework (eg packing pressure). The el approach is good for low particle phase volume fractions and physics which is best captured in a lagrangian framework (eg individual particle histories).

Dear Glenn,
I am pretty clear in what you said. The problem is, as you saw in my post, the volume fraction of the liquid phase is just 0.05 whereas the volume fraction of the gas phase is 0.95. I have read some articles, where they use EL model for VERY LOW volume fraction, for example, 10^6 for the disperses phase. If you readfluent´s manual , there is a "zone" where you can use the EL model and the EE model. I have not found any research where they compare the EL model with the EE model for very low volume fraction to low or intermediate volume fraction. As a result I want to know the experience of our colleagues. 
ee and el both work fine at low particle volume fractions. The choice then is whether the lagrangian approach is best (ie particle histories and others) or the eularian approach is best (ie you don't care about individual particles, just want them to act as a continuum)
The choice is not simply made by volume fractions. 
Eluer
Hi all
How can i reach to Eulerlagrange approach &EluerEulerlagrange approach in ANSYSFLUENT? , i need the path in this program Many thanks 
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