December 2, 2022 at 5:39 pmEsivue EshilamaSubscriber
I am trying to simulate a multiphase flow in a straight section of pipe. The end goal is to see the visual flow topology (volume fraction of air phase in water). The air volume fraction at the inlet is 1/3. I have used the transient solver and the mixture model but when I view the contour of the air volume fraction, it appears to be uniform (1/3) across the pipe. I expected it to have contours with regions in the pipe ranging from 0 (no air) to 1 as shown below:
Here is what I get below:
I'd really appreciate some help on this issue.
December 4, 2022 at 3:28 pmSRPSubscriber
Can you please give more information on the boundary condition you employed for the given problem?
December 5, 2022 at 1:35 pmEsivue EshilamaSubscriber
Inlet velocity: 4.5 m/s; Wall roughness height: 4.7e-4; Surface tension constant (water/air): 7.48e-2; Pipe diameter: 0.052m; Pipe length: 1.3m; air volume fraction:0.3333
December 6, 2022 at 8:29 amSRPSubscriber
As the air volume fraction is 0.333, it is better to go for Multiphase ---> Eulerian----> Multi-Fluid VOF model.
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December 6, 2022 at 1:46 pmRobAnsys Employee
To add, have a look at a Baker Chart to understand when (how) flow regimes are established. With a constant volume fraction on the inlet you may need a lot of pipe before anything interesting happens. You did turn on gravity?
December 7, 2022 at 6:55 pmEsivue EshilamaSubscriber
Yes, I did turn on gravity. I'll try those and relate back to you.
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