# Simple rectangular open-channel flow

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 August 6, 2018, 05:08 Simple rectangular open-channel flow #1 New Member   Chaewoong Ban Join Date: Jun 2013 Posts: 18 Rep Power: 11 I'm using OF 5.x for multiphase flows. The geometry is simple such as rectangular open channel (not duct flows). The channel is divided to air part and water part so the boundries I have to set are inlet_water, inlet_air, outlet_water, outlet_air, walls (sidewall+bottomwall), atmosphere inlet_water and outlet_water are set by cyclic conditions and I used the momentumSource (constant/fvOptions) for the driving force (below), without inclination of channel or correction of gravity acceleration. momentumSource { type patchMeanVelocityForce; selectionMode all; patch inlet_water; fields (U); Ubar (0.1924 0 0); } However, the simulation results are somewhat strange. the velocity of air part become faster than the water part. So, the air part make the water part accelerate.... I've been trying many BCs for air_inlet & air_outlet, but I'm still very confused.. The details are attached. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Cx...5GQcKivKNxsmaX Please let me knwo what is wrong.

 August 24, 2018, 08:12 #2 Member   subhankar das Join Date: Jul 2018 Posts: 32 Rep Power: 5 Why did you use cyclic condition?

 June 17, 2020, 21:45 #3 New Member   Chaewoong Ban Join Date: Jun 2013 Posts: 18 Rep Power: 11 I hope to get a developed flow by using cyclic condition in the rather short domain. But i realized that using the cyclic condition at the interFoam simulation make nonsense in the physical view and cause instability at the free surface interface..

 July 9, 2021, 04:11 #4 New Member   Loren Join Date: Jul 2021 Posts: 6 Rep Power: 2 Did you manage to solve the problem? Could you upload the files, because I have the same case to solve, but I never used multiphase method.

 Tags bcs, channel flows, interfoam, les, momentumsource