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Old   January 26, 2000, 08:43
Default PIC method for fluids?
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I have heard of Particle In Cell method and I have got interested in it. I would like to know about it's theory. I have searched for it on the Internet but I couldn't find any of those that would have been applied on normal common fluids (like water or air) and not on molecules. Everything was about plasmas and electrodynamics and even I haven't found any description of the theory of it. What I would like to ask is as follows: Does anybody know about the application of this method for fluids, or any sources in the literature where it could be found?

Thank You forward and regards from Tamas Regert
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Old   January 26, 2000, 11:48
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John C. Chien
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(1). Go to the library. (2). Find the "Journal of Computational Physics". (3). See whether you can find something in the open literature, in early days, say 50's, 60's.
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Old   January 26, 2000, 13:55
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Jeff Franklin
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If you are interested in Twophase flow. For example particle laden air flow then check out the book

"Multiphase Flows with Droplets and Particles" by Clayton Crowe

Martin Sommerfeld

Yutaka Tsuji

By CRC Press 1998
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Old   January 28, 2000, 09:42
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Please see the paper by C.T Crowe

Crowe, C.T., Sharma M.P. and Stock, D.E., "The Particle Source In- Cell (PSI-Cell) Model for Gas Droplet Flows", J.of Fluids Eng., 1977, pp. 325.
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Old   January 28, 2000, 23:40
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Jim Park
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The PIC method was invented by Frank Harlow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. John Chien has the timing about right: late 50's or early 60's.

Do a search for a URL with GNARLY in it. That'll get you the T-3 (theoretical division, fluids) group web page. The have an extensive bibliography.

Good luck!
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Old   February 7, 2000, 10:00
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Onno Ubbink
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See: Harlow FH, Amsden AA and Nix JR (1976) Relativistic fluid dynamics calculations with the particle-in-cell technique. J. Comput. Phys. Vol 20 p119-129
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