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Alexvader September 28, 2011 14:27

Massive lagrangian particles granular flow

Is there any solver in OpenFOAM to solve for an incompressible turbulent flow with massive particles in it ?

Think of the flow inside a Cyclone... particles separate from the gas because of centrifugal force and gravity...

Is there any solver in OpenFOAM to tackle this sort of analysis...?



AMahrla September 29, 2011 09:39

Hi Alex!

Sounds as if the kinematicParcel class could work for you.. There is a solver uncoupledKinematicParcelFoam ( which is for transport of a passive parcel cloud. If the mentioned solver is not sufficient for your needs, you could dig deeper into the OpenFOAM particle classes having a look at the icoLagrangianFoam or solidParticleFoam -- an overview of tutorials for particle-based methods can be found on the extend-wiki. (



Alexvader September 30, 2011 10:21

Hi Astrid

Thanks for your answer :)

Best regards


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