May 16, 2023 at 2:49 pmÁtyla MatheusSubscriber
I have a question about my results. I am simulating a fluid injection into a porous medium with another resident fluid. I used ANSYS CFX and these were the results. I don't understand why these preferential paths are being formed, because the porosity is the same throughout the radius. I made several refinements to the mesh, and the greater the number of elements, the greater the number of these preferred paths. Since the porosity is the same throughout the geometry, should these preferred paths form?
3.5millions mesh 4 millions mesh4.7 millions mesh 5.2 millions mesh
May 16, 2023 at 6:04 pmNickFLSubscriber
Can you plot the lines for the cells on these? Are you also using higher-order numerics for ALL of the equations? And I would assume this is laminar flow conditions, correct?
May 16, 2023 at 6:07 pmÁtyla MatheusSubscriber
Yes. Higher order numbers for all equations and laminar flow. I don't understand these preferred paths because the porosity is the same throughout the domain (isotropic)
May 16, 2023 at 8:02 pmNickFLSubscriber
My first point was about your mesh. Based upon the images, my expectations are that it is a tet mesh. I will ask again, can you plot the contours with the mesh superimposed?
It is clear what your question is, but we cannot simply answer it without more information.
May 17, 2023 at 10:55 amRobAnsys Employee
To add to Nick's question. Is that a multispecies or multiphase (VOF) model?
May 17, 2023 at 12:08 pmÁtyla MatheusSubscriber
I don't know how to plot these contours with the mesh superimposed. Could you guide me on this please?
I used Model Multiphase homogeneous
May 17, 2023 at 1:05 pmRobAnsys Employee
I think it's an option on the surface/plane you put the contour on. I don't use CFD Post (or CFX).
With the multiphase model, did you set any surface tension values?
May 17, 2023 at 1:23 pmÁtyla MatheusSubscriber
Yes, I set the value to 0.072 N/m2
May 17, 2023 at 1:27 pmÁtyla MatheusSubscriber
May 17, 2023 at 6:25 pmNickFLSubscriber
Very interesting that it is Hex elements, as I visualized it with tets seeing these “fingers”. What do pressure and velocity contours look like over the same area? I am a bit suprised that it takes 8 cells to go from 1 to 0. A sharp interface is expected, correct? What timestep are you using and after how many timestep is this? A part of me wants to say this could be errors building up from solution that does not converge well each timestep. What does the convergence look like?
One last thing I would try is decreasing the porous media resistance to see if they still develop in the same way.
The cheat would be to look at a quasi-2D model. Then you guaranteed not to get these ;)
EDIT: And how are you specifying the PM resistance?
May 18, 2023 at 8:02 amNickFLSubscriber
Congratulations, your problem kept my mind going all night. Here are some more thoughts:
- In regards to the sharp interface, what are you using the for the Interface Compression Level? The value of 2 should probably be used here to keep the sharp gradient.
- One possible cause of the fingers is walls placed at the outlet. Are you seeing any messages about this? This would be consistent with increased fingers with the increased element count.
- What are you using as an initial condition? The best solution would be to have a converged single phase steady state solution for Fluid 1 before starting the transient multiphase run. Any uncertainty in the initial condition could manifest in these fingers. You would specify the initial condition in the solver step.
- Perhaps the first thing to do is look at two different timesteps. Do the fingers grow in size, or once they are there they convect as a stable front? This knowledge would help us identify other potential sources.
May 18, 2023 at 5:13 pmÁtyla MatheusSubscriber
I need some time to check your questions. I confess that I don't know how to answer most of them and I will look for ways to analyze everything you proposed, I'm still starting in the area and perfecting myself. Thank you very much for all your notes, they will certainly be of great value. I hope to come back with better answers and information.
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