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May 9, 2013, 23:13 
Size Distribution Models  Spray Modelling

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Hi,
I am wondering if anyone can explain to me how does the size distribution models work and what kind of input I have to put it? In spray modelling, instead of using RosinRammler, how does one use distribution models such as fixed, general, etc etc which is located in /src/lagrangian/distributionModel If not mistaken, I got a feeling that they are based on some Cumulative Distribution Function or some probability function. If anyone can refer to me what to look up for, I would also deeply appreciate it. Thank you very much. 

May 11, 2013, 06:35 

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Hi,
with "general" you can give a volume probabilty for the droplet size in form of a table: Quote:
Kind regards Chrisi 

June 11, 2013, 22:18 

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HI. It took me awhile. but I figured that out already. Thank you very much anyway. By the way, do you have any idea of how to plot the velocity of the parcels/particles using paraview?
When I select a plane, and use "plot over a line", I cant obtain the velocities of the parcels. Is there anyway of easily measuring the velocity of the parcels? 

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Dear Chrisi, Is the second column indicating the cumulative distribution (Q3(xi)) ? And the first column diameter of the particle in meters? Thanks for your help. kind regards, Alaska 

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Hey together,
the second colume should be ΔQ3(xi). Kind regards Chrisi 

June 9, 2016, 09:14 

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Thanks a lot Chrisi, I also think so since the summation of all data on second column is 1.
I have another question regarding the particle size distribution. Is there any model in OpenFOAM for log normal PSD? there is a models for "normal" and "RosinRammler", but not for "lognormal". I have data with X50 X90 and geometrical size distribution (GSD). Do you have any idea how I can implement them to my spray model? I also have the data of ΔQ3(xi) for different intervals of diameter. Cheers, 

February 12, 2017, 01:18 

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Hello Chrisi,
Can you please let me know what are the units of value 4e03 in the following sizeDistribution model taken from bubbleCloudProperties file. sizeDistribution { type fixedValue; fixedValueDistribution { value 4e03; } } I am thinking that it is in meters. Am I right. Please let me know. Thanks & Regards, Vidyadhar 

March 26, 2018, 13:09 

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Hello Chrisi, I have two questions about the sizeDistribution. 1. The second column of generalDistribution is the number/volume/mass fraction of that particular particle/droplet size, yes? 2. You said that "With "uniform" you define a constant droplet size for all your droplets". My question is we could use "uniform" to define a uniform distribution of droplet/particle size, yes? Thanks and best regards, Min 

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Regarding the questions: 1. The first column is the diameter in m. The second column is the volume probability for the corresponding diameter. 2. Yes Kind regards Chrisi 

March 27, 2018, 16:28 

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Hello Chrisi, Thank you so much for your reply! 1. What do you mean by "volume probability", is it the same as "volume fraction"? 2. With "uniform size distribution", I mean it is a distribution between minValue and maxValue, instead of "a single particle size". So I am wondering what is your meaning, the former one or the latter? 3. I want to have three particle sizes and all three corresponding volume/number fractions are the same (equal to 1/3). So I am wondering which type of size distribution (general or uniform) could be used? Thanks again for your kind help! Best regards, Min 

March 30, 2018, 19:04 

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Corrections to Point 3: 3. I want to have three particle sizes and all three corresponding volume/mass fractions are the same (equal to 1/3). So I am wondering which type of size distribution (general or uniform) could be used? My own understanding: So I can use the "uniform" distributionModel. Because I need a uniform mass fraction and this is exactly what OpenFOAM "uniform" distributionModel gives. Am I correct? 

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Hello Azanulbizar, I am wondering whether you could be so kind to have a look at my question. size distribution models in OpenFOAM 4.x Your help would be very appreciated! 

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I solved problem of having 2 sizes of particles by adding one more injection model with fixedValueDistribution. And it is possible to add as much as you want.
injectionModels { model1 { type patchFlowRateInjection; massTotal 1; parcelBasisType mass; massFlowRate 10; patchName inlet; duration 0.5; concentration 2; parcelConcentration 1e8; SOI 0; sizeDistribution { type fixedValue; fixedValueDistribution { value 1e6; } } } model2 { type patchFlowRateInjection; massTotal 1; parcelBasisType mass; massFlowRate 10; patchName inlet; duration 0.5; concentration 2; parcelConcentration 1e8; SOI 0; sizeDistribution { type fixedValue; fixedValueDistribution { value 2e6; } } } } 

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Hey Akimlav
I am struggling to understand the patchFlowRateInjection model, as there are not much written about it neither any tutorial available for that. I saw that you used that model for your case, can you please explain the meaning of parameters required for the patchFlowRateInjectionModel, especially the keywords 'concentration' and 'parcelConcentration'? Best Regards Atul 

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Hi! My knowledge is limited. patchFlowRateInjection Don`t know more than what here is said. I played with the numbers in order to get amount of particles that I need. Cheers! 

June 1, 2021, 19:00 
Size distribution model definition in openfoam8

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The following definition for the general distribution model is taken from openfoam8/src/lagrangian/distributionModels/general/general.H
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Class Foam::distributionModels::general Description A general distribution model where the distribution is specified as (point, value) pairs. By default the values are assumed to represent a probability density function, but the model also supports specifying a cumulative distribution function. In both cases it is assumed that the function is linear between the specified points. In both modes of operation the values are automatically normalized. SourceFiles general.C 

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Does anybody know the formulation and mathematical background of the general distribution?? Any paper or somewhere to find??
btw check my new post!! reactingFoam  Particle Size Distribution thanks 

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