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ljp October 12, 2010 17:02

seeking advice
 
Hi dear OpenFoam users,

I'm new to openFoam, and am considering learning it. Before I dive into it, I'm wondering if any of you could give me some advice about its use on my problem.

I need to simulate droplets heat-up and evaporation process in a hot gas flow. I would need to calculate the temperature and mass distribution inside the droplets. I browsed through the user guide of openFoam and found that it has several particle-tracking solvers, I'd like to know:
1) whether I can use the solver "uncoupledKinematicParcelFoam" directly to solve my problem,
2) whether I need to modify the code to solve it,
3) is there a tutorial case about droplet/particle tracking problem?

btw, I've been using Fluent to solve my CFD problems, but it seems not able to solve this particular problem since Fluent uses lump capacity method for its droplet/particle model, and treat the droplets as single temperature (zero gradient from core to surface).

Thank you!

ljp


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