Transport/Rheology Models

Transport/Rheology Models

OpenFOAM is distributed with a library of transport models as listed below. The type of models implemented in this library are those found in rheology to describe fluids with a complex structure, e.g. polymers, sludges, foodstuffs, etc.. Transport models that are primarily temperature dependent, e.g. for gases, are implemented as part of the thermophysical modelling library.

Transport/rheology models for incompressible liquids


Newtonian Linear viscous fluid model
CrossPowerLaw Cross Power law nonlinear viscous model
BirdCarreau Bird-Carreau nonlinear viscous model
HerschelBulkley Herschel-Bulkley nonlinear viscous model
powerLaw Power-law nonlinear viscous model
interfaceProperties Models for the interface, e.g. contact angle, in multiphase simulations