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Old   November 14, 2012, 23:43
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Hello All:
I am looking for advice in modeling flow in a drinking water storage tank. I have some past experience with Fluent. I have gone through the Openfoam tutorials and ran a few of my own test cases on smaller meshes but am otherwise fairly new to Openfoam. The test cases I have run used simplefoam to model single phase incompressible isothermic flow. I would like to progress to a multiphase model that includes water in the bottom of the tank overlain with a layer of air and includes buoyancy effects from differential water temperatures. In looking at the models, I have not seen any that combine multiphase flow and heat transfer.

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
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Old   November 15, 2012, 16:42
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It seems that the best option is to write a new solver combining interFoam with buoyantBoussinesqPimpleFoam.
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