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ryan_c November 15, 2012 00:43

advice for modeling water tank
Hello All:
I am looking for advice in modeling flow in a drinking water storage tank. I have some past experience with Fluent. I have gone through the Openfoam tutorials and ran a few of my own test cases on smaller meshes but am otherwise fairly new to Openfoam. The test cases I have run used simplefoam to model single phase incompressible isothermic flow. I would like to progress to a multiphase model that includes water in the bottom of the tank overlain with a layer of air and includes buoyancy effects from differential water temperatures. In looking at the models, I have not seen any that combine multiphase flow and heat transfer.

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

Lieven November 15, 2012 17:42

It seems that the best option is to write a new solver combining interFoam with buoyantBoussinesqPimpleFoam.

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