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Distance Learning Course in DSMC.
A Distance Learning Course in the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method.
Date: March 27, 2017 - April 1, 2021
Location: United Kingdom
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Organizer: Dr. Tom Scanlon and Dr. Craig White
Application Areas: Aerospace
Special Fields: Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics
Softwares: OpenFOAM
Type of Event: Course, International

From hypersonic space vehicle re-entry to pressure-driven 
microscale gas flows, the direct simulation Monte Carlo 
(DSMC) method remains the dominant numerical approach.

This distance learning course makes use of the open 
source DSMC code dsmcFoamPlus, developed at the 
Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, which has now 
been enhanced to include for chemical reactions using the 
quantum-kinetic (QK) approach and low-speed, pressure-
driven, microscale gas flows.  The code operates in a 
Linux environment.

The distance learning course consists of:

1) A comprehensive set of course notes describing the 
background to the DSMC approach for high- and low-speed 
applications using the enhanced version of dsmcFoamPlus.

2) Provision of the dsmcFoamPlus code and instructions 
for installation.

3) A set of tutorial cases for low- and high-speed 
applications including pressure-driven microscale flows 
and hypersonic reacting flows.

4) On-line, forum-based support using the DSMC threads on

If you require further information please contact:

Dr Tom Scanlon:

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Strathclyde,

Event record first posted on March 23, 2017, last modified on March 25, 2017

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