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?
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.