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FLOW-3D Adds Mass Particles and Acoustophoretics
Posted Thu November 10, 2016 @08:29AM
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News In anticipation of the upcoming release of FLOW-3D v11.2, Flow Science is turning the focus of its blog to new developments including the particle model, wave absorbing components, mooring lines and interactive geometry.

One of the major developments is the particle model, which has been significantly improved and expanded in FLOW-3D v11.2.

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In fact there are so many new capabilities in the particle model, that it will be the subject of multiple blog articles, starting with this one discussing mass particles.

In the new model, particles are grouped into the following classes based on their primary functionality:

  • Marker particles are simple, massless markers, best used for tracking fluid flow
  • Mass particles represent solid objects such as sand grains or inclusions
  • Fluid particles are made up of fluid and inherit fluid properties, including solidification
  • Gas particles represent bubbles that change their size in response to temperature and pressure loads from the surrounding fluid
  • Void particles are similar to the gas particles but their specific function is to represent and track collapsed void regions, which is useful, for example, to predict potential porosity defects created during mold filling in casting
  • Mass/momentum source particles represent user-defined mass/momentum sources in the mesh
  • Probe particles act as diagnostic devices that record and report solution quantities at their locations; they can be made of particles of any other class
  • User particles can be customized through user-defined functions in the source code

Read the full blog post about mass particles at horetics/

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