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Old   March 31, 2021, 03:59
Default how to implement a boundary conditions on multiphase boundary in fluent?
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I'm having a bucket filled with water and oil on top of the water at high temperatures. That makes the problem with 3 phases (water, oil, and air). oil on top of the water and subsequently air on top of the oil. Schematic as shown below ( Phase ID: Blue = air, red = oil, green = water )

I use 'patch' for marking different phases on the cell zone.

I want to apply a boundary condition on the top surface of the oil layer, i.e at the oil-air interface.

e.g = Temperature radiation BC, air above is at 300K and Oil is at 500K.

Thus a mixed temperature boundary condition : (I) Radiation with external emissivity 0.7, so that heat dissipates to the ambient air, (ii) Convection with h= 20 W/m2 on the oil-air interface.


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Old   April 20, 2021, 03:47
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In a true multiphase simulation, the heat transfer on the boundaries is a result of the convection and conduction at the surface and cannot be set with a bc. If everything is stationary, you could trick it by having different fluid zones, the "walls" in between would then accept bcs.
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