Simulation of bubble plumes
May I know if anyone has done simulation for bubble plume using OpenFOAM before? Could you kindly share the file for guidance as I'm totally new to OpenFOAM..
How to set the boundary and initial conditions?
Which solver should we use in specific?
Thank you! :)
a good starting point are the user's and programmer's guide, there you will surely learn to handle your first problems.
OF includes a whole bunch of tutorials, also multiphase flow solvers; interFoam, interDyMFoam, and bubbleFoam (one of this, might be useful for you).
Are you looking to model the dispersed phase in an Eulerian or Lagrangian way?
People have published work on gas-liquid bubble columns using OpenFOAM. Do a quick google search.
Yup, I've gone through the user guide. But I still don't know how to make use of the multiphase - twophaseEuler solver to get started with the simulation. Hence, the post for help.
Thank you :)
I think its the Eulerian method. I tried looking, but haven't found materials that are really helpful. Shall look into it again.
I'm not used to the solver, but what exactly is your problem?
Just jump into the twoPhaseEulerFoam/ bubbleColumn directory, create the Mesh with "blockMesh" and start the solver with "twoPhaseEulerFoam".
After finishing the tutorial, keep on and change the things to your needs.
I'm trying to run a case closed to the test case Bubble Plume presented in Henrik Rusche's thesis.
Different by the injection way of bubbles in the domain : I have created a source term (a volumic scalar) in the alpha equation of bubbleFoam solver. Not a big deal normally (well, it's more a guess than something serious).
It's a 2D case, the flow is considered as laminar for a start. The sides are walls (or symmetryPlane), the bottom is a wall too and the upper boundary is an inletOutlet.
So at t=0, I put alpha = 0 if z<0,14 and alpha = 1 if z>0,14. And then some bubbles are created by the source term along the left wall.
So my main problems are :
- The interface has a strange behaviour which depends on the diameters da and db.
- If db is too high, (close to 1mm), the calculation is very unstable.
- At very small db, I have a loss of "water" (continuous phase). I guess it's something like a numerical "evaporation".
Anybody already faced these problems ?
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