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Old   May 31, 2020, 16:18
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Setting up the mixture template I'm having 2 species, oil = O2 + Kerosene . each with density 1.299 and 780 kg/m3 respectively.
In the mixture density drop-down menu, I have selected the option of: ' Volume weighted mixing law'.

For a 2D geometry ( Area ~= 0.1 cm2 ), I have set 'oil phase 'volume fraction as 1 and mass fraction as : O2 = 0.08 + Kerosene = 9.92.

But the resultant density which I see in the results is coming out to be: 15.9 kg/m3, why am I getting such a result with the mixture, as if I had set for only kerosene as a phase then I would have got density = 780 kg/m3?

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Old   June 2, 2020, 11:25
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Diesel is liquid while air is gas. So, those should not be in a single phase.
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Old   June 2, 2020, 14:01
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Diesel is liquid while air is gas. So, those should not be in a single phase.
1. Does the solver know this? I thought it will recognize both a being fluid.

2. Do I have to be careful while picking species for my mixture template, taking care of their miscibility and solution behavior?


3. If I want to create a mixture of things for example. a mixture of ( thymol + water )? Which I know exists in experimentations! Then how may I create this?

As far as I know, I have to select a mixture template and then add species water and thymol to this template. Since thymol isn't present in the material database. Then I need to select any material and then change the properties according to thymol and then subsequently rename it as well!
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Old   June 2, 2020, 15:30
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No, Fluent doesn't know this. In Fluent, fluid is just fluid. However, a species mixture implies components mixed at molecular level while if the mixing is not at molecular level then the fluids should be considered separate phases. So, it is on the user to define the morphology. Its just that the available models and the results are based on this chosen morphology.

User can create any material, either as a new one or by copying an existing one and then modifying it.
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Old   June 2, 2020, 17:39
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No, Fluent doesn't know this. In Fluent, fluid is just fluid. However, a species mixture implies components mixed at molecular level while if the mixing is not at molecular level then the fluids should be considered separate phases. So, it is on the user to define the morphology. Its just that the available models and the results are based on this chosen morphology.

User can create any material, either as a new one or by copying an existing one and then modifying it.
Okay, so if I say I have just taken 2 species named 'kerosene' and 'oxygen' (assuming these to be mixed) and both are perfectly mixed, each with density 1.299 and 780 kg/m3.

with mass fraction as : Oxygen = 0.08 + Kerosene = 9.92 but the density is coming as 15.9 kg/m3 .

For 2D geometry A~= 0.1cm2

Why is it so?
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Old   June 3, 2020, 02:42
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That's because you are using volume-weighted-mixing-law for a species mixture while mass fraction is specified by the user. Volume weighted law is good if density ratio is close to 1. You should use mass-weighted-law.
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That's because you are using volume-weighted-mixing-law for a species mixture while mass fraction is specified by the user. Volume weighted law is good if density ratio is close to 1. You should use mass-weighted-law.
Yes, I intended to use a mass-weighted average, but somehow it is not there in the drop-down menu.
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Old   June 3, 2020, 07:43
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Mass weighted law is unavailable for Species Transport. You have to write a UDF for that.
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