Direct FEM large scale computation of turbulent multiphase flow in urban water systems and marine energy
High-Reynolds number turbulent incompressible multiphase flow represents a large class of engineering problems of key relevance to society. Here we describe our work on modeling two such problems: 1. The Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao Bizkaia is constructing a new storm tank system with an automatic cleaning system, based on periodically pushing tank water out in a tunnel 2. In the framework of the collaboration between BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics and Tecnalia R & I, the interaction of the sea flow with a semi submersible floating offshore wind platform is computationally investigated. We study the MARIA' benchmark modeling breaking waves over objects in marine environments. Both of these problems are modeled in the the Direct FEM/General Galerkin methodology for turbulent incompressible variable-densitv flow 1,2 in the FEniCS software framework.