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jeremy June 6, 2002 11:59

free surface
is it possible to model a free surface without the multiphase model? If yes, how?

Laika June 7, 2002 04:14

Re: free surface

I don't think so. In a free-surface flow, you will have cells with fluid, and empty (air-filled) cells. This is a multiphase flow by definition. There is no way to initialise your solution without a multiphase model.


Laika, still orbiting

Xiaoming June 10, 2002 14:06

Re: free surface
FIDAP of Fluent company uses ALE method to simulate single phase free surface flow.

romain June 11, 2002 05:47

Re: free surface
what is ALE method? I couldn't find it in Fluent's User's Guide.

Thank you

Jim Chen July 6, 2002 18:06

Re: free surface
It is in FIDAP's manual. FIDAP is another product of Fluent company.

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