Engineers running particle simulations now not only demand faster solution times but also want to increase the fidelity of their DEM simulations using millions more particles. Fortunately, advances in GPU capabilities have meant that Rocky DEM customers can take advantage dedicated GPU-based solvers - but what is the hardware sweet spot for different problem sizes? Here we review a comprehensive set of benchmarks completed by the Rocky DEM developers comparing solve times on CPUs vs GPUs.
Prof. David Fletcher guides us through the key new features of interest in Ansys 2021 R2 for CFD, including some important new usability enhancements. This blog contains a series of short summaries with content tailored to particular physics / applications / topics of interest.
Ansys 2021 R1 brings a multitude of new advances and usability enhancements. - here we provide a series of short highlight summaries with content tailored to particular physics / applications / topics of interest.
A recent CFD study examines the relationship between nasal shape and the turbulence of airflow in the nose to help better understand olfaction and improve nasal drug delivery.
LEAP will be in Melbourne at the 2nd Int'l Symposium on Computational Particle Technology to showcase exciting new modelling work that has been completed recently using Rocky DEM and ANSYS CFD to predict liner wear in a semi-autonomous grinding (SAG) mill, using ANSYS CFD to model the effects of slurry flow within the mill on liner wear and particle breakage.
What's changed in the world of multiphase flow modelling in the past 2-3 years? As always, an understanding of the physics of the system that you are modelling remains the number one priority, however, a number of new developments will help you address a wider range of multiphase flows and in a faster and more effective way.
Combustion technology underpins almost every facet of our modern life, from electricity generation to industrial heaters/furnaces through to automotive engines. Increasing social and economic pressure to minimise energy use and reduce pollution is driving the use of CFD to improve the efficiency of combustion processes.
Mixing processes are critical to a wide range of industrial applications across the the paint, food, pharmaceutical, minerals and water treatment industries. CFD is becoming fundamental to the successful operation of mixing processes including clarification, cell culture growth, fermentation, polymerization and blending.
A commonly asked question is: What is Superficial Velocity and when do I use it? If a fluid flows through a region that is occupied by either fixed structures (a porous region, pipe rack, catalyst bed, etc...), or shares the channel with other fluids (e.g. gas-liquid flow), there are two ways to describe the fluid...