can I simulate the filling of a tank with solidworks flow?
We often get this question with regards to filling a tank whose initial volume is gas and then introducing a liquid. Short answer to this is that it cannot be done. This is a two phase study which SWCFD is not capable of.
No. I just want to do this with water (no two phase) to verify how long takes to reach the max level
No, the initial volume must first be all water. By definition if you have liquid and non-liquid (be it gas or void) there is two phase. You cannot have a changing volume when using SWFW. There must be an inlet and outlet condition for an internal study.
What are your input conditions? Constant flow? Constant pressure? Either of these can be used to calculate the time it takes to fill a tank volume.
this is a cylinder (tank) of Ø180 ft and has an enter pipe of Ø16 (at bottom) with an input constant flow of 0,12 m3/s. However it has four windows on the shell (near the top) open at atmospheric conditions (the tank is closed for the bottom and the roof). Just want to calculate the time that water takes to fill the tank and if it was posible to see if areas of the windows were enough to avoid the tank filling up to top.
Im assuming Ø16''. To determine if the window will prevent overflow you only need to determine the rate at which water escapes the window at full: Q=C_o*A*sqrt(2*g*h) where A=area of window and h is the height from top of window to bottom of the window and C_o is the discharge coeficient (~0.6-1.0).
To determine the time it takes to fill the tank calculate tank volume and divide by flow rate. Use the bottom of window in volume calc.
Water or liquid flowing or discharging steadily out of a tank. Calculation, equations
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Going to get in touch with the procedure
you can go ahead with richard's reply.
this will suit your requirement.
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