varRhoTurbVOF: A new set of volume of fluid solvers for turbulent isothermal multiphase flows in OpenFOAM

Wenyuan Fan , Henryk Anglart


The volume of fluid (VOF) method is a popular approach for multiphase flow modeling. The open-source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, OpenFOAM, implements a variety of VOF-based solvers and provides users a wide range of turbulence models. Since isothermal multiphase flows under the VOF framework belong to the variable-density incompressible flow category, the isothermal VOF-based solvers in OpenFOAM fail to use the correct turbulence models. varRhoTurbVOF is designed to solve this issue and with the hope to replace all the corresponding existing solvers in the future. With the object-oriented paradigm, varRhoTurbVOF guarantees the usability, reusability and maintainability of the codes. Aside from turbulence modeling, all other features in the original solvers are preserved in varRhoTurbVOF.
Author Wenyuan Fan
Wenyuan Fan,,
, Henryk Anglart (FPAE / IHE) - The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Henryk Anglart,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
Journal seriesComputer Physics Communications, ISSN 0010-4655, e-ISSN 1879-2944
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets5343.8
Keywords in EnglishVOF CFD Turbulence modeling Variable-density incompressible flow OpenFOAM
Keywords in original languageVOF CFD Turbulence modeling Variable-density incompressible flow OpenFOAM
ASJC Classification1708 Hardware and Architecture; 3100 General Physics and Astronomy
Languageen angielski
H.Anglart 2020.pdf 2.72 MB
Score (nominal)140
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ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 15-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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