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Old   December 11, 2015, 07:29
Default Implementing surface force in interFoam
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Is there a possibility to "mimic" a moving mesh in interFoam?
I am conducting simulations on sloshing, and for the post processing I would prefer a static mesh.
At first I thought of applying a body force, but this approach is apparently wrong, since I have a free surface. Now, I thought of implementing something like a surface force / or a body force which only applies to the cells layer directly at the wall. Thus, I thought it could be possible apply a force, which in the end produces the same result on the fluid like a moving mesh.

Does anyone have experience with that, or tried out this approach?

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I was under the impression that the body force model is the most common approach for multiphase sloshing simulations. Why do you think it wouldn't work?
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Old   July 17, 2017, 04:14
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have you figured it out on how to apply the body forces in interFoam
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