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Old   May 29, 2017, 14:59
Default Density changes in the solid part.
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Hello colleagues,

I would like to perform Fluent validation for natural circulation phenomena with conjugate heat transfer. For the beginning, I created a simple geometry, which consists of two parts: fluid and solid zones. In the bottom part of fluid zone there is water, in the top there is air. The solid part is made from aluminium. After first iteration I noticed, that density of aluminium plate is not the same throughout the solid plate. In the outside of aluminium plate the density is 0 kg/m3. This should not be. When I use the same geometry, the same mesh for single flow, for example, the density of plate is good. I do not understand why what is. I think it's related to the VOF model.

Maybe You can explain where I am doing mistake, please?

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Old   May 29, 2017, 22:46
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Check the boundary conditions for the aluminum and see if you specified a funny phase. The "density" is the bulk density which is the sum of phase-densities.

In multi-phase problems, it's always a good idea to have a plot of the phase fractions.
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Old   May 30, 2017, 05:45
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Here presented properties of aluminium:

Air density:

Air volume fraction:

Water density:

Water volume fraction:

And here is density contour in Fluent:

Why in the Fluent I see good density, but in CFD-Post with changes?
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