Experimentations on multiphase flow systems are of crucial importance in research and engineering. However, they are lengthy, expensive, tedious and challenging. In many cases, it is not possible to conduct experiments on the micro and meso scales and that is why most industrial processes fail at the early stages of development, design and operation. With the constant evolution of efficient computational tools, we now can analyze these issues and provide solutions. CFD-DEM has found a wide range of applications in nearly all systems dealing with solids of various fields of science, engineering and technology such as chemical, food, pharmaceutical, biochemical, mechanical, energy, material and mineral engineering. The concepts of CFD and DEM are introduced along with their coupling. The commercial tools - EDEM (DEM) and AcuSolve (CFD) are reviewed and their key features are detailed.
Presented as part of the virtual ATCx DEM in November 2022.
Speaker: Jerrin Job Sibychan, Application Engineer, Altair
Duration: 15 minutes