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young_Cao June 12, 2012 20:52

the interface reconstruction in InterFoam
Hi, everybody,I am studying the source codes of the InterFoam recently, as far as I known, for VOF method,you have to reconstruct the interface between different phases based on the solution of the volume fraction, however, I haven't seen the codes of the interface reconstructing, So could anybody tell me which kind of interface reconstructing method is used in the solver,and its corresponding codes in interFoam. And also I don't understand the transporting equation of volume fraction (alpha) they used in the solver, so could anybody explain it,or show me the exact formulation of alpha?

akidess June 13, 2012 02:41

See the publicly available PhD thesis's by Henrik Rusche and Edin Berberovic for details on the algorithm.

Phicau June 13, 2012 02:52

Hello Young

no interface reconstruction is carried out in interFoam, as the VOF equation is diffusive an artificial compressive term is added. As pointed out by Anton, check those references for full details.


young_Cao June 13, 2012 06:45

Thank both of you, I have download these thesis,I will read them.

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