fluent mesh adaption

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FelixJJ posted this 05 March 2019

Hi, I'm simulating a water droplet impacting on a solid surface with certain contact angle. I'm trying to use the dynamic gradient adaption in ansys fluent around the water/air interface. But the calculation with the adaptive grids is not correct. The adaptive grid seems okay but the calculated  interface is totally wrong. Any help is appreciated !!!!

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kkanade posted this 06 March 2019

can you please insert some zoomed in images of your mesh, set up?

which model you are using?

FelixJJ posted this 06 March 2019

Hi, thanks for reply!

I'm simulating a water droplet (D0=2.5mm) impacting on a solid surface (static contact angle =101 deg) with an initial velocity (V=0.5m/s) and trying to see its spreading and receding on the surface.

The set up I'm currently using is: Multiphase: VOF; Viscous: Laminar; Materials: Air and Water; Surface Tension: CSF model; Enabled wall adhesion: contact angle=101. The minimum size of the original mesh is 20 micron. I have been able to get some good calculation results from this setting and the regular mesh. 

But when I try to use adaptive mesh around the interface (with the aim to better resolve the interface), the impacting droplet appears with an abnormal interface shape. I'm using dynamic gradient adaption (normalized). The refine threshold was set as 0.1 and the coarsen threshold was 0.01. It's like the mesh is adapted correctly: the adaptive region always moves with the interface. But the results turn out to be wrong somehow. 

 

The zoomed-in of the adapted mesh is inserted as below:

 

FelixJJ posted this 06 March 2019

Hi, thanks for reply!

I'm simulating a water droplet (D0=2.5mm) impacting on a solid surface (static contact angle =101 deg) with an initial velocity (V=0.5m/s) and trying to see its spreading and receding on the surface.

The set up I'm currently using is: Multiphase: VOF; Viscous: Laminar; Materials: Air and Water; Surface Tension: CSF model; Enabled wall adhesion: contact angle=101. The minimum size of the original mesh is 20 micron. I have been able to get some good calculation results from this setting and the regular mesh. 

But when I try to use adaptive mesh around the interface (with the aim to better resolve the interface), the impacting droplet appears with an abnormal interface shape. I'm using dynamic gradient adaption (normalized). The refine threshold was set as 0.1 and the coarsen threshold was 0.01. It's like the mesh is adapted correctly: the adaptive region always moves with the interface. But the results turn out to be wrong somehow. 

 

The zoomed-in of the adapted mesh is inserted as below:

 

rwoolhou posted this 06 March 2019

Which solver are you using? Also, how good is convergence with each time step?

FelixJJ posted this 06 March 2019

Hi rwoolhou,

The solver I'm using is shown in the image below. I also attache other settings and the residual plot for the simulation. 

 

kkanade posted this 07 March 2019

check if you are using implicit body force in multiphase vof panel. 

check operating pressure and location. 

check operating density. give air density here. 

use piso scheme. 

 

you can also have a quick look at 

 

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