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Old   May 11, 2007, 22:28
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Would you please explain the DPM parcel concept? I could not find anything about it in the Manual and I do not have a clue about it. All the manual talks about is the equations of a SINGLE particle. I simulate a supersonic nozzle with water paticles injected at inlet, steady state flow. I have difficulty understand the parcel concept in general. Also, how does it relate to particle stream and mass flow of injection?

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Old   May 18, 2007, 10:31
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FLUENT represents the true number of particles in a spray by a number of "parcels" (groups of particles) which have similar properties (diameter,velocity etc..) as each particle.

The thing to realise is that the mass-flow of the parcel is equal to the mass-flow of the group of particles, to account for their number on the momentum exchange with the gas phase.

It helps reduce the computational time as you are dealing with less calculations but still getting the diameters and velocities out. Generally the more parcels you use the more accurate the solution.

Is that clear?


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Old   May 22, 2007, 14:45
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Prasad Dudhgaonkar
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I would like to add to what Paul has written.

Particle parcels are analogous to seeding particles in flow measurements. Seeding particles have uniform diameter, spherical shape, low loose weight, and high melting temperature and when introduced they follow flow stream lines, well... almost! They are expected to have near-zero buoyancy.

In measurement techniques, the velocities of these particles are considered to be the velocities of the fluid packets surrounding them.

Hope this clarifies the concept still better.

Best wishes Prasad
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Old   May 19, 2011, 22:38
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Hi , I just read the concept of DPM particle parcels and trying to understand it. Does it means that each parcel represents many particles (one is being tracked and others are just psuedo). If that is the case then how many particles are there in the parcel and can the user change the number of particles in one parcel.

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I have a 25 micrometer diamter particles.I want to inject exactly three number of particle into the fluid flow.How can i do that.Density of particle is 998 kg/m3.

If i know the number of particle number in parcel .Is it the total number of particle that i inject to the flow..please help me

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