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Old   April 25, 2013, 10:21
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Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a way to model a degassing boundary condition for twoPhaseEulerFoam solver.

The case :
Air bubbles are injected at the bottom of a water tank, free surface at the top.

As far as I know I have three options :

1) Compute the interface of the free surface.

2) Slip wall at the BC and add a negative source term in the alpha equation and pressure equation at the last cell before the BC. Something like : S = - alpha/time_step.
How should I modify the momentum equation ? I guess I have to include a source term in the momentum equation too.

3) Find a boundary condition setup as there is on Fluent or CFX. But I could'nt find any litterature on this subject.

I have already tested a setup and I'm not really happy with the result:
p : fixedValue
alpha : inletOutlet
Ua : zeroGradient
Ub : surfaceNormalFixedValue : 0

Do you have any tips on how to manage this kind of problem ?
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Old   October 29, 2013, 06:15
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I'm also looking for this BC available for twoPhaseEulerFoam.
That'd be very appreciated if you give me some idea on how to implement this BC or share a source code with me.^^
Thanks in advance for your big help.
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Old   October 31, 2013, 04:39
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Hi Enoch,

There are 2 ways of dealing with that as far as I know :

- slip wall for the continuous phase and free stream for the dispersed one. I had few problems with this in OpenFoam-2.1.1. Since OF-2.2 release, it seems ok.

- source term applied at the first cells near your degassing BC. At each time step you extract the mass of the dispersed phase (something like : alpha 1 * rho1 / DT). You'll have to modify the pressure equation and add source terms in the momentum equations. I'm not fond of this but well...it does the trick.
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