CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > General Forums > Main CFD Forum

How to assign some interface discontinued conditions at flows with phase change

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old   June 17, 2018, 09:25
Question How to assign some interface discontinued conditions at flows with phase change
Peter Maroul
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 8
Pmaroul is on a distinguished road
Hi all,

I am looking for an open source code for phase change simulation by VOF method.

There are a lot of solvers for this purpose. For example, there is a framework in the OPENFOAM called InterThermaPhaseChangeFoam. However, this solver and similar frameworks ,as I ever seen, have some critical deficiencies and restrictions . Some of these deficiencies are addressed as follows:

1) The lack of assigning geometric reconstruction , typically, being used in VOF interface tracking.

2) The lack of the assigning pressure and velocity discontinuities at the interface due to phase change phenomena.

3) The lack of the assigning of a fixed saturated temperature over interfaces instead of cells including interface and then the heat and mass source term computation according to the energy equation .

One of the most referred papers overcoming these deficiencies , is Welch and Wilson paper as followed :

A Volume of Fluid Based Method for Fluid Flows with Phase Change

In this paper , all of above mentioned deficiencies and lacks have been resolved.

However, yet, I have never seen an open source code based on this paper.

Is there an open source code based on Welch method implementing velocity and pressure discontinuities at interface and setting interface (instead of cells) temperature as saturated temperature ?

Thanks in advance for any suggestion and help.

P. Maroul
Pmaroul is offline   Reply With Quote


interface jumping, open source code, phase change, vof

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radiation in semi-transparent media with surface-to-surface model? mpeppels CFX 11 August 22, 2019 07:30
Waterwheel shaped turbine inside a pipe simulation problem mshahed91 CFX 3 January 10, 2015 11:19
An error has occurred in cfx5solve: volo87 CFX 5 June 14, 2013 17:44
Solid/liquid phase change fabian_roesler OpenFOAM 10 December 24, 2012 06:37
Convergence problem with thermal phase change model under low velocity conditions pitisrisuk CFX 0 July 21, 2009 11:21

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 15:39.