Weighted average volume fraction
Hello,
I am simulating 2phase solidliquid flow in mixing tank using Eulerian model. My study concentrate on the concentration of solids in the tank. I have no injections of solids or liquid in the tank (the impeller mixes the 2 phases). I assumed an initial homogenous mixture with solid volume fraction of 0.04 by patching this value before iteration. After the solution converged, i found the Weighted average volume fraction is lower than 0.04, it was equal to 0.023. I tried to turn off the volume fraction equation but,When i turned the volume fraction equation off, the mixture became homogenous as initialized and no particle distribution obtained. how can i fix the volume fraction of the solid in the whole tank while the concentration still can change?? Thanks for help 
Re: Weighted average volume fraction
i didn't solve my problem yet
anyone can help 
I have the same problem in solidliquid mixing tank using the MRF model for impeller rotation. The solid volume fraction becomes lower and lower during the iteration. Please help us. Many thanks.

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I'm using Fluent 12.0 Any help would be greatly appreciated 
I've overcome those nonconstant Volume Fraction during iteration problem.
I was using the steadystate method when i encounter the first problem; But after i try to use unsteady state Transient using simple time step and a few iterations in every time step, i had constant a Volume fraction! Gladly, i solve one problem. But another problem occur. I have a "cracked" contour in my case. I'll explain clearly in a new thread. Thank you, Hope that helps. 
Hi all.
I am new to fluent. Please tell me where to how and where to patch the udf for variation in solid volume fraction in Fluent 15.0. P.S: My udf's are already compiled and loaded. Please reply at soumendu.dasgupta@gmail.com Thanks 
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