Modeling granular-fluid systems using Rocky and Fluent will be demonstrated in this webinar

  • Coupling between Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a promising approach to model granular-fluid systems, broadening the range of particle-fluid processes that can be managed with numerical simulation. In this webinar, coupling approach for Rocky and ANSYS Fluent will be addressed. Mathematical modelling for the coupling itself will be briefly described, as well as few application examples. Finally, a hands-on demonstration of a 2-way coupling setup will be presented.


    ✔ Why CFD-DEM coupling?

    ✔ Rocky-Fluent coupling approach;

    ✔ Examples of applications; 

    ✔ Hand-on demonstration.

    Location: Online


    Wednesday, March 29th 2017 - 7 AM EDT | 11 AM GMT

Instructor: Lucilla Almeida


Lucilla earned her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), her Master degree in Chemical Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ, and is currently a PhD student in the Nuclear Engineering Program there. Lucilla joined ESSS in 2008 and has spent 5 years focused on applying CAE tools to solve common engineering difficulties in the Oil and Gas industry, dealing with turbulent and multiphase flow problems. Since 2013, she has worked for ESSS as an application engineer for the Rocky DEM software package, helping to resolve customer support issues and engineering scientific models for the development of new features.