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Old   October 2, 2018, 05:17
Question Speed up calculation time DEM
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I'm trying to simulate particles with a size of 3*10^-5 diameter and a youngh's modulus of 2 Gpa. They flow through a tube filled with liquid. The amount of particles I try to simulate are around 20,000. The velocity magnitude is not that high, around 0.3 m/s. The time step I use for the rest of the calculations is 10^-3s.

All this combined makes my calculations really slow because of the substepping. Will increasing the substepping time influence my calculations much?

I thought the program takes a really small substepping time because of the rayleigh wave speed. However, my particles don't interact much with eachother, only sometimes with the wall. Which would mean increasing the substepping time manually does not influence my calculations much?

I hope I gave enough information, if I did not feel free to ask.

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Jeroen
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