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 Aurelien Thinat April 25, 2013 10:21

Degassing Boundary Condition

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a way to model a degassing boundary condition for twoPhaseEulerFoam solver.

The case :
Air bubbles are injected at the bottom of a water tank, free surface at the top.

As far as I know I have three options :

1) Compute the interface of the free surface.

2) Slip wall at the BC and add a negative source term in the alpha equation and pressure equation at the last cell before the BC. Something like : S = - alpha/time_step.
How should I modify the momentum equation ? I guess I have to include a source term in the momentum equation too.

3) Find a boundary condition setup as there is on Fluent or CFX. But I could'nt find any litterature on this subject.

I have already tested a setup and I'm not really happy with the result:
p : fixedValue
alpha : inletOutlet
Ub : surfaceNormalFixedValue : 0

Do you have any tips on how to manage this kind of problem ?

 enoch October 29, 2013 06:15

degassing BC

I'm also looking for this BC available for twoPhaseEulerFoam.
That'd be very appreciated if you give me some idea on how to implement this BC or share a source code with me.^^

 Aurelien Thinat October 31, 2013 04:39

Hi Enoch,

There are 2 ways of dealing with that as far as I know :

- slip wall for the continuous phase and free stream for the dispersed one. I had few problems with this in OpenFoam-2.1.1. Since OF-2.2 release, it seems ok.

- source term applied at the first cells near your degassing BC. At each time step you extract the mass of the dispersed phase (something like : alpha 1 * rho1 / DT). You'll have to modify the pressure equation and add source terms in the momentum equations. I'm not fond of this but well...it does the trick.

 jp279 April 21, 2016 10:25

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 Originally Posted by Aurelien Thinat (Post 459970) Hi Enoch, There are 2 ways of dealing with that as far as I know : - slip wall for the continuous phase and free stream for the dispersed one. I had few problems with this in OpenFoam-2.1.1. Since OF-2.2 release, it seems ok. - source term applied at the first cells near your degassing BC. At each time step you extract the mass of the dispersed phase (something like : alpha 1 * rho1 / DT). You'll have to modify the pressure equation and add source terms in the momentum equations. I'm not fond of this but well...it does the trick.
Hi Aurelien,

About the first option - Slip wall for the continuous phase is understood, but why free stream for the dispersed phase? I mean one can use pressureInletOutletVelocity or inletOutlet too.

About the second option - Do you have any reference for this option? I haven't found much about making changes in the source code to implement degassing BC (except for the CFX Tutorial on UDFs, which does something similar to what you mentioned above).

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