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Old   January 26, 2015, 06:04
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Hey everyone,
I'm using DPM for particle transport. For this, Fluent integrates the particle movement equation. I want to know how Fluent calculates the fluid velocity at particle position ?

All I find in the Theory Guide is this equation (in the image), Un+1 , But I don't understand the whole equation ... Did fluent do an interpolation to get the velocity at particle position, which one ?

Thanks for your help,


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Old   January 30, 2015, 05:58
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Hi Souria,

The particle velocity depends on the model you are using. For massless tracking, the velocity is simply set equal to the continuous phase velocity in the cell (plus a turbulent 'kick' if you enable the turbulent dispersion model).

For massive particles of all types, FLUENT integrates a force balance to determine the velocity. Basically this is Newton's second law, F = m*a.
Here, the F terms include all forces you enable - typically at least drag, buoyancy, and perhaps others.

More information can be found in the theory guide: (or of course a newer version on ansys costumer portal/your workbench)
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