EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Fluids and Particles|
|Published online||07 June 2021|
Modeling particle-fluid interaction in a coupled CFD-DEM framework
Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
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Published online: 7 June 2021
In this work, we present an alternative methodology to solve the particle-fluid interaction in the resolved CFDEM ® coupling framework. This numerical approach consists of coupling a Discrete Element Method (DEM) with a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) scheme, solving the motion of immersed particles in a fluid phase. As a novelty, our approach explicitly accounts for the body force acting on the fluid phase when computing the local momentum balance equations. Accordingly, we implement a fluid-particle interaction computing the buoyant and drag forces as a function of local shear strain and pressure gradient. As a benchmark, we study the Stokesian limit of a single particle. The validation is performed comparing our outcomes with the ones provided by a previous resolved methodology and the analytical prediction. In general, we find that the new implementation reproduces with very good accuracy the Stokesian dynamics. Complementarily, we study the settling terminal velocity of a sphere under confined conditions.
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/af3w-8b48
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