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RicardoLB October 5, 2013 11:33

Centrifugal separator simulation
Hi all,

I am currently working on my Master's thesis on a Centrifugal Separator (vertical disk-stack type); I would like to do a qualitative analysis of the behaviour of a two-phase flow within the rotation bowl of the machine.

I am totally new to CFD and OpenFOAM, and I would like to start maybe with a 2D model and then, if possible, try to do something in 3D.

After taking a first look a the User's Guide, I believe there are some solvers which might be appropriate (interFoam, LTSInterFoam, settlingFoam, etc.).

Does anyone have any suggestion, hint, tip, advice on where I could start my work?

Best regards,

linnemann October 7, 2013 02:08


Look at the tutorials.

You could also try and contact this guy.

He has done some multiphase simulations with OF that looks quite nice.

RicardoLB October 7, 2013 03:40


Thank you very much for the hint. I will look into it.

Best regards

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