# Multiphase flow for flow around ship

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 August 21, 2008, 10:02 Multiphase flow for flow around ship #1 gundul Guest   Posts: n/a Hi everyone, Now I'm trying to simulate the flow around ship and I use multiphase flow for analize 2 fluid flow around ship (air and water) . Water under draft and air upper draft ( under air there is water) . I need help in the following points : 1.What a physical desciption for the location which separate of the two fluids and what boundary condition for it ? 2.How about with inlet and outlet ? should I separate inlet for air and water and outlet for air and water? 3.What about with top from water and air ? Is it a wall or opening? If someone have tutorial about modelling flow around ship, if you don't mind please send me at my email : c.mocca@yahoo.co.uk. Thank you for your information. regards, gundul

 August 21, 2008, 10:12 Re: Multiphase flow for flow around ship #2 MAB Guest   Posts: n/a Hi, You could consult tutorial 7 for the boundary conditions. the interface between air and water can be defined using CEL EXPRESSIONS by using step() function. at outlet there's no need for separate BC whereas at inlet you can specify water velocity again by using step() function. the velocity would be zero for air region . other BCs should be same as in tutorial 7. have a look. MAB

 August 22, 2008, 11:37 Re: Multiphase flow for flow around ship #3 gundul Guest   Posts: n/a thanks MAB, I'm beginner for this software so I need more information from you or everyone in this forum. I' realy don't understand with your command "the interface between air and water can be defined using CEL EXPRESSIONS by using step() function" and " at inlet you can specify water velocity again by using step() function. the velocity would be zero for air region". Please give me some information about that. regards, gundul

 August 22, 2008, 11:44 Re: Multiphase flow for flow around ship #4 MAB Guest   Posts: n/a when modelling multiphase flow. you have to specify volume fraction for each phase in the domain. now the volume fraction is either 1 ot 0. Let's say you modelling water and air. Now in the region where there is only air the volume fraction for air in that region would be 1 and for water 0. similarly in the region of water , the volume fraction for water would be 1 and for air 0. You use ' step ' function in CFX to control this. interface is the sharp line that separates water and air. at interface volume fraction for water and air is 0.5. Try to understand tutorial 7. step function works as follows. step(x) =1 for +ve x,step(x) =0 for -ve x, and step(x)=0.5 for x=0, MAB

 August 28, 2008, 02:39 Re: Multiphase flow for flow around ship #5 Sulfi Guest   Posts: n/a Fluent is the best package as far i know for simulating multi-phase flow around ship. Next to Fluent is Star-CCM+..

 September 2, 2008, 16:06 Re: Multiphase flow for flow around ship #6 Chebeba Guest   Posts: n/a Read the section on Free Surface Flow in the CFX Modeling Guide, starting on page 196 in the PDF version which you will find in C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\v110\CFX\help\pdf or similar. It has all the info. Also: for good results you need very fine mesh (10mm resolution) around the surface. And your simulation domain should be AT LEAST 5 hull lengths long and 2 wide. Usually only possible usng fully structured mesh.