Multiphase flow and Encapsulation simulations using the moment of fluid method
The Moment-of-Fluid (MOF) method is a new volume-tracking method that accurately treats evolving material interfaces. The MOF method uses moment data, namely the material volume fraction, as well as the centroid, for a more accurate representation of the material configuration, interfaces and concomitant volume advection. In contrast, the Volume-of-Fluid (VOF) method uses only volume fraction data for interface reconstruction and advection. Based on the moment data for each material, the material interfaces are reconstructed with second-order spatial accuracy in a strictly conservative manner. The MOF method is coupled with a stabilized finite element incompressible Navier-Stokes solver for two materials. The effectiveness of the MOF method is demonstrated with a free-surface dam-break and a two-material Rayleigh-Taylor problem.