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Old   January 2, 2013, 10:51
Default How can I simulate a free surface?
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Dear foamers,

using buoyantPimpleFoam I'd like to simulate a free-surface.

Is this possibile? Which are the right conditions to be imposed in the 0 folder for p, p_rgh, T and u?

Thanks a lot for help,

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Hi Samuele

Have you considered looking at the solver interFoam, which is designed for free surface flows?

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WoW: thanks a lot.

I'll have a look.

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I had a look, but it seems that it allows me to solve isothermal flows, only.

What I wanna do is to take into account temperature, also.

Any idea?
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Hi Samuele,

I have not been working with temperature fields in interFoam, but I have over the years seen several threads on the topic, so searching the Forum could be a good place to start.

I you what a sharp interface, I believe that interFoam is the best place to start.

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Hi Samuele,

you can add the temperature equation to interFoam by yourself.
Take a look to these threads:

How can Temperature be added into interFoam

Diverging result for Temperature field in interFoam

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