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Old   March 1, 2016, 10:35
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Hello,

I'm trying to do a simulation of a mixing tank that is partially filled stirred by and impeller. I have set the physics model to be a multiphase eulerian model and have already set both phases (Water on bottom and AIR on top) and put the intersection as an continuous-dispersed intersection, water being continuous and air dispersed. I don't know if this is correct since the air is on top of the water. My main problem is that I do not know how to specify the level of water in the tank. It most be a simply thing to do but I'm new to the software and all I've done has been with the user guide. If you have any comments that are not related to the water level that might help with the simulation I'd be very grateful.

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You can have a look at the cavitation tutorial. They specify water to left side of domain and air to right using Field Functions. Guess you can do something simliar, I'm also new to starccm, so I'm not sure if this is the standard easiest method.

Tutorials > Multiphase Flows > VOF Cavitation > Setting initial conditions
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as harry123 said you have to create two field functions. One is for water and one for air. Thats what I use:
($$Centroid(@CoordinateSystem("Laboratory.Cylindri cal 1"))[2]<=0.001)? 1:0
first you have to refer to a coordinate system if you not wanna use the original one. The [2] represant the z coordinate. After the bracket comes the value you one use. The first on is used when your formulation in the brackets is true. Otherwise the second value will be used. You need the same field function for air again. Just chance the 1 with the 0.
At last you have to select this function in the physics node.
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