Simulation of Glass Coating in STAR-CCM+
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See the blog on Glass Coating with STAR-CCM+ that describes this simulation.

As the layers build up to several centimeters of thickness during the glass coating process, it is important to understand the influence of the coating on the fluid flow. Simulation provides insight into coating behavior as the thickness of the glass changes. The key to simulating glass coating is to modify the geometry of the glass as coating occurs. The process below shows how this can be done easily in STAR-CCM+.

  • Use Overset Mesh around the glass and specify rotation, translation and morphing (with Linear Fitter) motion
  • Using Lagrangian particles for the coating spray, calculate ‘Incident Thickness’ on the glass using Incident Mass Flux
  • For Overset Region, set Motion Specification to Morphing. Set Overset boundary to Floating