VOF method with IB method in cfdemSolverIB

Submitted by keepfit on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:07

Dear CFDEM developers,

i am verty interested in the resolved CFD-DEM coupling scheme (IB method). As the cfdemSolverIB solver is for single fluid phase, I wonder is it possible to extend the solver so that we can model multi-phase flow interaction with DEM particles? On the CFD side, IB method is already implemented in openFoam 1.6-ext, and a multi-phase solver interIBFoam is also available. But I guess its implementation is different from the IB method in the CFDEM scheme.

How do we change the pressure Equation , U Equation and alpha Equation (VOF method), could you please give some advice, or related journal papers (I searched through http://www.sciencedirect.com but couldn't find any clue).

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

David Long