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Old   June 27, 2019, 11:42
Default Incorrect particle-wall interaction in OpenFOAM 6
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I am working on particle filtering in a bend pipe geometry. I recently switch from version OF2.2x to OF6. I found out that the interaction of particles with the walls in not correct in OF6. I observed that a particle sticks on the wall only when itís center touches the wall. However the particle must stick on the wall when itís surface touches the wall. In other words, itís diameter should be taken into account to check whether there is contact to the wall. I have tested this in OF2.2x and it was working properly. Perhaps this is a bug in OpenFOAM 6?
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Old   July 3, 2019, 17:44
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You must be using MPPICFoam instead of DPMFoam. In DPMFoam, the center of the particles won't touch the wall if you turn pairCollision model on. I think it's because of the difference between wall collision models of MPPICFoam and DPMFoam.
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Old   June 12, 2021, 15:30
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I am trying to simulate particle flow inside a pipeline using DPMFoam. Particles can collide with each other and should stick on the wall as well. However, when I am using pairCollision, particles do not "stick" on the wall. On the other hand, when I use 'none' for PairCollision, particles stick on the wall but obviously, there is no particle-particle collisions. Do you have any idea how to apply these two together?

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