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Simulating Water and Air mixture

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06-05-2013 12:51 AM

Good day all


This may seem like a stupid question up front, but please keep in mind that I have no experience with CFD software.


I am actually asking this on behalf of a customer.  He wants to know if there is any software that can simulate a water and air mixture passing through a coiled pipe?


So in essence he needs to simulate the transmission of a mix of a compressible and un-compressible fluid.


Thanks for your time.

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Carl van Rooyen
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Re: Simulating Water and Air mixture

06-05-2013 02:40 AM in reply to: Carl_mgfx

I do not think Autodesk CFD has a capability to simulate the fluids having significant difference in the density. Hoever, other comnmercial softwares (ANSYS FLUENT/CFX, Star CCMetc), along with open source OPEN FOAM do have multiphase capabilities. 


However, simulating these correctly and successfully is quite tricky and requires a hands on experience with multiphase simulations. 



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