GFN will present at the 6th OpenFOAM workshop their work on the development of Eulerian-Eulerian multiphase solvers for OpenFOAM.

The contribution

Development of a consistent and conservative Eulerian-Eulerian algorithm for multiphase flows by Ana Cubero, Alberto Sanchez-Insa, Norberto Fueyo

will highlight recent progress in the development of a new Eulerian-Eulerian, multiphase solver for OpenFOAM. Compared to the Eulerian-multiphase solver provided with OpenFOAM, twoPhaseEulerFoam, the new solver offers the following advantages:

  • It uses a conservative formulation;
  • It is fully implicit, with pressure-velocity coupling being solved via an IPSA-like algorithm;
  • It allows for an arbitrary number of dispersed phases;
  • It can handle heat and mass transfer among the phases, and variable density.

The solver is being developed as part of the OXYCFD project, aim at providing CFD tools for the modeling of oxycombustion in fluidized beds.

The 6th OpenFOAM workshop will be held at Penn State University, State College, PA, from June 13 to June 16, 2011.