CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > CFX

Simulating Ice Accretion in CFX

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   March 26, 2012, 14:10
Default Simulating Ice Accretion in CFX
New Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
agner583 is on a distinguished road
I would like advice on how to simulate ice accretion on a flat plate using ANSYS CFX. I need to have water droplets mixed with air to accumulate and freeze on the plate. I know how to insert the droplets into the flow but I don't know how to tell CFX to solidify the droplets when they hit the plate.

I found a paper were they have done this but haven't given any details on how it was done. Please take a look at the paper and see if you can give me advise on what to do. (A multiphase CFX based approach into ice accretion modeling on a cylinder by Fahed Martini, Drishty Ramdenee, Hussein Ibrahim, Adrian Ilinca, 2011 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference)

Thank You.
agner583 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   March 26, 2012, 18:05
Super Moderator
Glenn Horrocks
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 13,882
Rep Power: 107
ghorrocks is a jewel in the roughghorrocks is a jewel in the roughghorrocks is a jewel in the rough
I do not have time to investigate this for you. This is a complex model and will require quite a bit of development work to get working and accurate. You will need to use several advanced features of CFX to get this working, so develop the physics one section at a time to get all the bits working before combining it all together.
ghorrocks is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   March 27, 2012, 04:31
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 32
Rep Power: 8
Cluain is on a distinguished road
Ask the guys who wrote the paper, their contact details are there and they should know! And go through the papers references, surely somebody did something similar before they did, if not then nobody has and so the best option would be to ask Ansys directly. But as Glenn said it is a complex model so build it up slowly step by step.
Cluain is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   February 11, 2014, 01:50
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
tzehwei is on a distinguished road
Hi agner583, how are things going? I am also interested on calculate ice-accretion problem by using Fluent. Please leave me a message if you have further information for similar issue~ Thank you!
tzehwei is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ice Accretion using Fluent Virk FLUENT 2 December 22, 2012 05:14
ice accretion on airfoil - actually getting accretion gt1 FLUENT 1 June 11, 2011 00:00
Airfoil Ice Accretion Modelling Using Fluent Virk FLUENT 0 July 27, 2009 06:48
CFX 10's solutions differ from CFX 5.7's Atit Koonsrisuk CFX 4 July 26, 2006 11:59
CFX 4.4 installation problem Pandu Sattvika CFX 1 December 1, 2001 05:07

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 00:34.