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Kloss C.,All CD Laboratory on Particulate Flow Modelling | Goniva C.,All CD Laboratory on Particulate Flow Modelling | Hager A.,All CD Laboratory on Particulate Flow Modelling | Amberger S.,All CD Laboratory on Particulate Flow Modelling | Pirker S.,All CD Laboratory on Particulate Flow Modelling
Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics | Year: 2012

We present a multi-purpose CFD-DEM framework to simulate coupled fluid-granular systems. The motion of the particles is resolved by means of the Discrete Element Method (DEM), and the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method is used to calculate the interstitial fluid flow. We first give a short overview over the DEM and CFD-DEM codes and implementations, followed by elaborating on the numerical schemes and implementation of the CFD-DEM coupling approach, which comprises two fundamentally different approaches, the unresolved CFD-DEM and the resolved CFD-DEM using an Immersed Boundary (IB) method. Both the DEM and the CFD-DEM approachare successfully tested against analytics as well as experimental data. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source

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