looking for a solver of interFoam + DEM

Submitted by weiyi on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 08:02


I am looking for an solver like interFoam + DEM. Could you have any helpful information.
I am not sure if it is difficult to implement this solver. Can it be implemented by referring to
solver cfdemSolverPiso to do same ways with existed classes. Does it need to create new
classes for multiphase solver.

Thanks in advance.


vonboetticher | Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:33

See the paper "Coupled CFD–DEM simulation of fluid–particle interaction in geomechanics" in Powder Technology 2013 by Prof. Jidong Zhao et al. for an example, but they didn't account for surface tension in that paper. Prof. Jidong Zhao gave me the advice: "You might wish to look into the manual of interFoam to get more information about the varying density method and how the NS equation is modified" but since I want to couple to resolved CFD I have not started yet.