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Old   June 6, 2002, 11:59
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is it possible to model a free surface without the multiphase model? If yes, how?
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Old   June 7, 2002, 04:14
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I don't think so. In a free-surface flow, you will have cells with fluid, and empty (air-filled) cells. This is a multiphase flow by definition. There is no way to initialise your solution without a multiphase model.


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Old   June 10, 2002, 14:06
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FIDAP of Fluent company uses ALE method to simulate single phase free surface flow.
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Old   June 11, 2002, 05:47
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what is ALE method? I couldn't find it in Fluent's User's Guide.

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Old   July 6, 2002, 18:06
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It is in FIDAP's manual. FIDAP is another product of Fluent company.
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