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Old   October 5, 2013, 11:33
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Hi all,

I am currently working on my Master's thesis on a Centrifugal Separator (vertical disk-stack type); I would like to do a qualitative analysis of the behaviour of a two-phase flow within the rotation bowl of the machine.

I am totally new to CFD and OpenFOAM, and I would like to start maybe with a 2D model and then, if possible, try to do something in 3D.

After taking a first look a the User's Guide, I believe there are some solvers which might be appropriate (interFoam, LTSInterFoam, settlingFoam, etc.).

Does anyone have any suggestion, hint, tip, advice on where I could start my work?

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Old   October 7, 2013, 02:08
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Hi

Look at the tutorials.

You could also try and contact this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J9d6mvlIDo

He has done some multiphase simulations with OF that looks quite nice.

https://sites.google.com/site/kwardleweb/
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Hei,

Thank you very much for the hint. I will look into it.

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