# ACU-T: 4100 Multiphase Flow using Algebraic Eulerian Model

This tutorial provides instructions for running a transient simulation of a two-phase flow in a pipe using the Algebraic Eulerian model. Prior to starting this tutorial, you should have already run through the introductory HyperWorks tutorial, ACU-T: 1000 HyperWorks UI Introduction, and have a basic understanding of HyperWorks CFD and AcuSolve. To run this simulation, you will need access to a licensed version of HyperWorks CFD and AcuSolve.

Prior to running through this tutorial, copy HyperWorksCFD_tutorial_inputs.zip from <Altair_installation_directory>\hwcfdsolvers\acusolve\win64\model_files\tutorials\AcuSolve to a local directory. Extract ACU-T4100_LPipe.hm from HyperWorksCFD_tutorial_inputs.zip.

## Problem Description

The problem to be addressed in this tutorial is shown schematically in Figure 1. The Algebraic Eulerian (AE) model is used to simulate the momentum exchange between a carrier field and a dispersed field. When simulating multiphase flows using the AE model, the carrier field has to be a heavier fluid (or higher density fluid).

In this problem, Water is considered a Carrier field material and Air is considered as Dispersed field material. Fluid enters the Inlet at an Average Velocity of 1 m/sec and the Water and Air volume fractions at the inlet are 96% and 4% respectively.

## Start HyperWorks CFD and Open the HyperMesh Database

## Validate the Geometry

The Validate tool scans through the entire model, performs checks on the surfaces and solids, and flags any defects in the geometry, such as free edges, closed shells, intersections, duplicates, and slivers.

## Set Up Flow

### Create Materials

### Set the General Simulation Parameters

### Assign Material Properties

### Define Flow Boundary Conditions

## Generate the Mesh

## Run AcuSolve

## Post-Process the Results with HW-CFD Post

## Summary

In this tutorial, you worked through a basic workflow to set up and solve a transient multiphase flow problem using the Algebraic Eulerian multiphase model in HyperWorks CFD. You started by opening the HyperMesh input file with the geometry and then defined the simulation parameters and flow boundary conditions. Upon completion of the solution by AcuSolve, you used HyperWorks CFD Post to post-process the results and create a contour plot of volume fraction.