Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Development of a dynamic Eulerian-Lagrangian particle OpenFOAM solver for the simulation of powder coating processes
Authors: Siyahhan, Bercan
Boiger, Gernot Kurt
et. al: No
Conference details: 9th OpenFOAM Conference, online, 19-20 October 2021
Issue Date: Oct-2021
Language: English
Subjects: OpenFOAM; Multiphysics; Simulation; Solver
Subject (DDC): 530: Physics
Abstract: In this study, an existing static Eulerian-Lagrangian solver has been updated to incorporate both rotational and translational motion, which can be defined in terms of an arbitrary Fourier series function. This development is paramount to simulate real life powder coating applications. Thereby particles are transported by airflow through mobile coating pistols that contain an electrode, which charges them electrically. Upon discharge, the particles flow within a chamber until impact onto a grounded substrate, which they subsequently coat. Even though this process has a wide application area in the industry, there is a lack of simulation-based tools specifically designed for it. Hence the industry relies almost exclusively on ad hoc, heuristic methods in their process design. In the scope of this project, a software is developed which bundles together; an automated meshing procedure for typical coating configurations utilizing cfMesh, a dynamic Eulerian-Lagrangian Multiphysics OpenFOAM version 7 solver and post processing scripts to assess the effectiveness of a coating process.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: coatSim Software Entwicklung (BREF)
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