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Steam/Water Separator

I can’t seem to find much information on two phase flows. i.e. steam and water in the same pipe.

I would like to model a steam/water separator. Basically it will have an input pipe containing both steam and water and two output pipes, hopefully one with steam and the other with water.

Is is possible to mix both steam and liquid water with SimScale?

Hi @snelson!

This type of simulation requires a phase change of the fluid which is unfortunately not yet possible. However if you could provide us with more information about your simulation we can think about a workaround - maybe we could use another module.

A feature request has already been posted by my colleague Darren (@1318980) here: Phase Change Multiphase Flow.

All the best!