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Title: Sedimentation and separation of a bidispersed system

Description: 3D direct numerical simulation of the separation of two types of rigid spherical particles (21,336 in total) in a viscous fluid. The densities of the two components are 20% higher/lower than the fluid density. The simulation is done with a finite-element, fictitious domain technique and is run on a cluster of 80 processors. The initial configuration is a layered close packing with a distance between centroids of 1.1. The type of the particle at each position is selected randomly.

Credits: Shi Jin, P. Minev and K. Nandakumar

References: Shi Jin, Chidambaranathan Veeramani, Peter Minev, and Krishnaswamy Nandakumar, A Parallel Algorithm for the Direct Numerical Simulation of 3D Inertial Particle Sedimentation. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Saskatoon, 2008.

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Contributed By: P. Minev

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