airInterFoam is a new solver developed to solve the natural entrainment of air into the water, commonly called as air-entrainment. The solver uses the Volume-of-Fluid methodology (present in interFoam) to detect the free-surface position and has an aditional advection equation to follow the entrained air, created on a basis of a source term for air-entrainment. The source code is available for academic purposes.
1 Solver Overview
1.1 Supported Versions
1.2 References and Citing
airInterFoam is a product developed in the frame of a PhD Thesis at the MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre of the Depatment of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra, under financial support of FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology - Ref: UID/MAR/04292/2013 and SFRH/BD/85783/2012:
(2017) Free-surface Flow Interface And Air-Entrainment Modelling in Hydraulic Structures. (PhD Thesis)
Free-surface Flow Interface And Air-Entrainment Modelling Using OpenFOAM. Lopes, P.  PhD Thesis, University of Coimbra http://hdl.handle.net/10316/32302 [Available soon]
(2013) Free-surface Flow Interface And Air-Entrainment Modelling Using OpenFOAM. (PhD Thesis Project)
Free-surface Flow Interface And Air-Entrainment Modelling Using OpenFOAM. Lopes, P.  PhD Thesis Project, University of Coimbra http://hdl.handle.net/10316/24534
If you want to reference the model in your publications it should be called airInterFoam, referencing any of the following research papers, in which the airInterFoam implementation, validation and application details are published:
(2017) Self-Aeration Modelling Using a Sub-Grid Volume-Of-Fluid Model.
Self-Aeration Modelling Using a Sub-Grid Volume-Of-Fluid Model. Lopes, P., Leandro, J., Carvalho, R. F.  International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijnsns-2017-0015
(2017) Numerical and experimental study of the fundamental flow characteristics of a 3D gully box under drainage.
Numerical and experimental study of the fundamental flow characteristics of a 3D gully box under drainage. Lopes, P., Carvalho, R. F., Leandro, J.  Water Science and Technology, Vol. 75 (9), pp. 2204-2215 http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2017.071
1.3 Get Connected
To submit your feedback, suggestions, bugs, send an email to pmlopes[at]student.dec.uc.pt.
2 Source Download and Compilation
airInterFoam download site can be found here.
- For academic use only. To get access to this link send an e-mail to pmlopes[at]student.dec.uc.pt.
2.1 Source Code Download
For a more convenient download of the source code, run the following command:
git clone email@example.com:pedromiglopes/airinterfoam_v.1.1.1.git
Compilation has been automatized and needs to be performed only once. Since airInterFoam does not require any dependencies, the source code can be downloaded and compiled anywhere on your computer.
Simply run the following instruction from the airInterFoam base folder:
History of the changes is here:
- Jun 7, 2017: Creation of the Contrib page
- Dec 11, 2017: Released version 1.1.1