|January 12, 2011, 11:16||
Strange behaviour because of contact angle (interfoam)
Join Date: Jan 2011
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As this is my first post in this forum I would like to say "Hello" to everybody.
I just started with OpenFOAM and mesh-based CFD in general. I wanted to simulate the process shown on the following picture.
A viscous fluid is pulled under a blade (by a conveyor belt) to form a thin tape. The conveyor belt speed is given through the lower wall boundary velocity in the desired direction (here x direction). My first approach was using the damn break tutorial as a starting point. Using the settings from the tutorial was quite successfull.The only thing i changed was the the viscosity of the former "water". It was set to 4 Pa s.
I played a little around and used different boundary conditions so that the surface tension effects between the wall and interface are no longer ignored.
After some reading I came up with with following setting for the walls in the alpha1 file:
value uniform 0;
and the p_rgh:
Now strange things happen as seen in the following screenshot:
These effects are directly related to the contact angle and seem to be more extreme at higher viscosity difference between the two fluids. If an angle of 90° is chosen everything works fine.
I was wondering if somebody could tell me the cause of the extreme curving of the surface. In my opinion the contact angle should not have such a big effect on the fluid behaviour in the reservoir. I suspect it might have something to do that simulation is not "relaxed" at the first timestep in the area near the walls (contact angle of 90° because of initial geometry) and the resolution of the mesh.
Thanks in advance,
|contact angle, interfoam, viscous laminar|
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