# Volume of fluid contained in a cell

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 November 5, 2013, 07:28 Volume of fluid contained in a cell #1 New Member   Join Date: Jul 2013 Posts: 27 Rep Power: 6 Sponsored Links Hi all Can anybody please let me know how to find the volume of fluid contained in a cell or domain as a whole. Am working in interFoam and want to find the volume of fluid in the domain at different time. Any hint will be a privilege. Thanks in advance Regards Sujatha

 November 5, 2013, 09:55 #2 Member   Jan Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Hamburg Posts: 66 Rep Power: 13 Hi Sujatha, output of interFoam gives you "Phase-1 volume fraction". This value multplied by the total volume of the domain (e.g. from checkMesh) gives the volume of phase-1 Hope this helps, Jan

 November 5, 2013, 12:46 #3 New Member   Join Date: Jul 2013 Posts: 27 Rep Power: 6 Thank You , sir,JNSN for your quick and worthy reply. But since I am a newbie to CFD and OpenFOAM , am still confused. Will the output log file be giving the volume fraction of a single cell? And in my case of "damBreak" initially all the cells won't have liquid phase but only a column of water at one end of the domain. Also, volume fraction of phase1 remains almost same value for me through out ma simulation. I will be grateful if you could kindly go through the above issues. Please excuse if these are a sort of blunders, as it's due to my ignorance. Thanks again Regards Sujatha

 November 5, 2013, 13:20 #4 Member   Jan Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Hamburg Posts: 66 Rep Power: 13 No, the solver output gives the volume fraction in the whole domain. If you are interested in the volume fraction in a single cell, the easiest way may is with a probe Code: ```functions ( probe { type probes; probeLocations ((x y z)); fields (alpha1); } );``` This gives you the volume fraction at a specified points. Best regards, Jan

 November 5, 2013, 23:19 #5 New Member   Join Date: Jul 2013 Posts: 27 Rep Power: 6 This helps sir, JNSN. Thanks a million.

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