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Can i Create a coupled DEM and CFD simulation in Matlab?

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Gurasees  Singh
Gurasees Singh on 5 Mar 2019
Answered: QuickerSim on 5 Aug 2021
I want to do the thermal analysis of a Grain dryer. For creating and flowing Grain Particles in Bulk I want to use DEM (Discrete Element Modelling) and to create thermal simulation of the Drier I want to use CFD. Can these both be done in MATLAB?
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Krishna Kumar
Krishna Kumar on 25 Mar 2019
If you can code them separately in MATLAB, you can couple them as well. Coupling here will simply mean passing few variables between the two modules. Can you elaborate your doubt?

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QuickerSim
QuickerSim on 5 Aug 2021
You may also check out the QuickerSim CFD Toolbox for MATLAB. It is a third-party toolbox for solving fluid flows in the MATLAB environment. You can create heat transfer and fluid flow simulations in 2-D and 3-D, using DEM is,t implemented there, but mu can simulate grains as a porous medium and receive temperature distribution, with semi automatic postprocessing of the results.
The toolbox provides the user with efficient CFD solvers and auxiliary (e.g. mesh-manipulation, preprocessing, and postprocessing) functions inside of MATLAB.
You can check out the free code or ask for a trial full verion here.

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