[ 481WTMKEPSK13 ] KV Introduction to particle simulation

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Mechatronics Thomas Lichtenegger 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Mechatronics 2015W
Objectives Conveying the basics of the mechanics of granular systems with and without surrounding gas or liquid flow, various models and simulation techniques of such systems
Subject Introduction to the physical concepts of particle-laden flows:
- Navier-Stokes equations for the continuous phase
- Newton's equation of motion for macroscopic particles and their interaction
- Boltzmann equation for a statistical description
Various models and algorithms for the simulation of granular systems and particle-laden flows:
- Discrete element method (DEM)
- Lattice Boltzmann theory (LB)
- Computational fluid dynamics coupled with discrete elements (CFD-DEM)
- Two-fluid model (TFM)
Criteria for evaluation Written and/or oral exam
Methods Lecture, development of solution strategies
Language German or English
Study material K. Kesava Rao, Prabhu R. Nott: An Introduction to Granular Flow, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
F. Durst: Grundlagen der Strömungsmechanik, Springer, 2006.
T. Pöschel, T. Schwager: Computational Granular Dynamics: Models and Algorithms, Springer, 2005.
J. H. Ferziger, M. Peric: Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics, Springer, 2002.
Changing subject? No
Further information none
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence