Suitability for a problem

Submitted by GreenEye on Wed, 06/14/2017 - 15:30

I have a problem for which I am trying to determine the most suitable software to use. Here is a brief description of the problem.

I have a mixture of inertial particles A and B with different properties. I want to inject this mixture into a channel filled with fluid, and observe the transport properties (such as how far the particles travel, height of the settled bed, etc.) as a function of particle properties, concentration, etc.. I expect inter-particle collisions and two-way coupling between fluid and particles to be important to the physics we want to capture. I would also like to use both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.

Will CFDEM workbench be a suitable tool for this kind of simulation? Any suggestion or comment is much appreciated.

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alice | Mon, 06/19/2017 - 07:18

Hello GreenEye,
currently CFDEM(R)workbench is only able to caputer LIGGGHTS calculations (pure particle phase and the presence of a passive fluid phase). For the described problem I would suggest du start with CFDEM(R)coupling, which combines LIGGGHTS and CFD solvers (without GUI). An extension of the CFDEM(R)workbench is planned for the future, but not yet available. Currently, the public Version of CFDEM(R)coupling only provides solvers for newtonian fluids (which should be able to capture the described phenomena more or less out of the box). The existing solvers can either be used as starting point for your own developments, or you can contact dcs computing ( for professional support.