SIMULATION : Particleincell
Can any body tell me basics of what is this "Particleincell" simulation?
Is it anyhow similar to CFD problems? I guess it is similar only in the numerical methods... Am i right? If you can suggest some sight or literature..it will be nice! Thankx 
Re: SIMULATION : Particleincell
PIC was invented by Dr. Frank Harlow at the Los Alamos National Lab in the 1950's. A few of the references:
A. The ParticleinCell Method: A combined EulerianLagrangian computing method that is suitable for solving multimaterial problems involving large fluid distortions. 1955 Harlow, F. H., "A Machine Calculation Method for Hydrodynamic Problems," Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LAMS1956 (November 1955). 1957 Evans, M. W. and Harlow, F. H., "The ParticleinCell Method for Hydrodynamic Calculations," Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA2139 (November 1957). Harlow, F. H., "The ParticleinCell Method for Numerical Solution of Problems in Fluid Dynamics," Proc. Symp. Applied Mathematics 15, 269 (1963). Butler, T. D., "ParticleinCell Fluid Dynamics on the IBM Stretch Machine," in "Proc. Computer Appl. Symp. 9th 1962," IIT Research Institute, Chicago, 1964. Harlow, F. H., "The ParticleinCell Computing Method for Fluid Dynamics," in Methods in Computational Physics, Vol. 3, B. Alder, S. Fernbach, and M. Rotenberg, Eds. (Academic Press, New York, 1964). Amsden, A. A., "The ParticleinCell Method for Calculation of the Dynamics of Compressible Fluids," Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA3466 (June 1966). To obtain copies and for further references, look at the group T3 web page, http://gnarly.lanl.gov/Publications/Publications.html Hope this is useful. 
Re: SIMULATION : Particleincell
> Is it anyhow similar to CFD problems?
There is no such thing as a "CFD problem". Computational Fluid Dynamics, as the name suggests, is a computational _tool_ for solving fluid dynamics _problems_! ParticleinCell is one methodology for discretizing the equations of fluid motion (Navier Stokes). So it is a CFD tool, just as finite volume, finite difference, finite element, boundary element, vortex element, and a host of other methods are. Adrin Gharakhani 
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