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Old   June 5, 2012, 02:30
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Hi everyone
I am completely new to openFOAM and am trying to workout the " water level in a rotating tank" problem. I should find out the new surface of water and the pressure distribution inside the water. Please direct me how to solve it...if anyone have already tried it please give me a link to the files so that i can run the case.
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Is the thank cylindrical and it's just rotating around its center?
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yeah the tank is cylindrical and is rotating about its vertical axis.....i want to see the vortex formation i.e., the shape of the free water surface..
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Then you just need to set your cylinder as a rotating wall in your U file;

Code:
 "cylinder_.*"
    {
        type rotatingWallVelocity;
        origin (0 0 0);
        axis (0 0 1);
        omega constant 3000;
    }
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Hi Lore,Hello sandeep
Is the tank going to be open or closed ? ( free surface model or regular internal flow or closed lid with two fluids (air,water))
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The tank is closed. assume that the liquid is inviscid and free of surface tension. Water is filled up to half of the tank. What solver should i use? I've been doing the problem similar to that of dam-break case with different initial fields and viscosity and sigma as 0....is this correct?
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The tank is closed. assume that the liquid is inviscid and free of surface tension. Water is filled up to half of the tank. What solver should i use? I've been doing the problem similar to that of dam-break case with different initial fields and viscosity and sigma as 0....is this correct? I ve given the rotating wall condition and can actully feel the wall rotating....
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The tank is closed. assume that the liquid is inviscid and free of surface tension. Water is filled up to half of the tank. What solver should i use? I've been doing the problem similar to that of dam-break case with different initial fields and viscosity and sigma as 0....is this correct? I ve given the rotating wall condition and can actully feel the wall rotating....
I don't know how valid the inviscid approximation will work for this since the rotating boundary will be your entire driving force for the flow - if there's no viscosity near the boundary layer, then what reason would the fluid have to flow?
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hi. sandeep,
have you found the solution?
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