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LK May 16, 2006 11:10

VOF free surface tracking

Can anyone please tell me how to track the free surface in a VOF simulation?? I'm trying to plot the height of the water level in a tank transfer, but there are no such functions in the surface monitor panels.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


siao fei May 16, 2006 15:20

Re: VOF free surface tracking
I am not sure if your case is the same as mine. I am actually dealing with sloshing problem.

you will need to patch the water level first. After initialize. you can go to surface, then iso-surface, then click on volume fraction, then water, then key in a value like 0.95, then click create. you should be able to track that surface.

Hope that help.

Khalid May 20, 2006 12:20

Re: VOF free surface tracking
Dear Mr. Siao fei: I am a PhD student in Basrah university-IRAQ, mechanical ‎engineering department.‎ I also tried to used the VOF model like you but not for tank as your case my case was in a pipe flow since i have two phase strtified flow so that i was thankful if you send me your mesh file in gambit in my email address or guide me how can you represent the two pahses in Gambit. Beast Regards Khalid Baker Basrah University-IRAQ

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