Sig Phase Change

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The Special Interest Group on Phase Change was initiated at the 10th OpenFOAM Workshop in Ann Arbor. This article has the objective of documenting both theoretical aspects and OpenFOAM implementations of phase change models. Please feel free to contribute.


1 Special Interest Group on Phase Change in OpenFOAM

No other community discussing this specific topic has been found yet.

2 Guidelines

No guidelines regarding neither modelling nor implementation have been established yet.

3 Literature

List of principal books and papers on numerical modelling of phase change.

3.1 The Volume of Fluid Algorithm for Interface Capturing in OpenFOAM

Youtube a presentation given on the Midwest OpenFOAM Users Group meeting of 2014.

Presenter: Mahdi Torabi Rad[1]

Organization: University of Iowa

4 List of known resources

4.1 Solvers

4.1.1 interPhaseChangeFoam

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  • Description: Solver for 2 incompressible, isothermal immiscible fluids with phase-change (e.g. cavitation). Uses a VOF (volume of fluid) phase-fraction based interface capturing approach. The momentum and other fluid properties are of the "mixture" and a single momentum equation is solved. The set of phase-change models provided are designed to simulate cavitation but other mechanisms of phase-change are supported within this solver framework.

4.1.2 interPhaseChangeDyMFoam

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  • Description: Solver for 2 incompressible, isothermal immiscible fluids with phase-change (e.g. cavitation). Uses a VOF (volume of fluid) phase-fraction based interface capturing approach, with optional mesh motion and mesh topology changes including adaptive re-meshing. The momentum and other fluid properties are of the "mixture" and a single momentum equation is solved. The set of phase-change models provided are designed to simulate cavitation but other mechanisms of phase-change are supported within this solver framework.

4.1.3 cavitatingFoam

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  • Description: Transient cavitation code based on the homogeneous equilibrium model from which the compressibility of the liquid/vapour "mixture" is obtained.


4.1.4 cavitatingDyMFoam

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  • Description: Transient cavitation code based on the homogeneous equilibrium model from which the compressibility of the liquid/vapour "mixture" is obtained.

4.2 Libraries

4.2.1 solidificationMeltingSource

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  • Objective: Melting and solidification of ice and water
  • Method: fvOption source term
  • Code: OF2.3.x, OF2.4.x

4.3 Tutorials

5 Work space for Reports and Validation

5.1 Validation cases from the scientific literature

5.2 Software design of the validation suite

5.3 SourceForge validation database

6 Current projects

  • Interact with Sig Multiphase
  • Document models already implemented in OpenFoam
  • Expand the database