Advances in Computational Modelling of Multi-Physics in Particle-Fluid Systems

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0735-1_2 In book: Particle-Based Methods, pp.51-88


The current work presents the recent advances in computational modelling strategies for effective simulations of multi physics
involving fluid, thermal and magnetic interactions in particle systems. The numerical procedures presented comprise the Discrete
Element Method for simulating particle dynamics; the Lattice Boltzmann Method for modelling the mass and velocity field of
the fluid flow; the Discrete Thermal Element Method and the Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Method for solving the temperature field.
The coupling of the fields is realised through hydrodynamic and magnetic interaction force terms. Selected numerical examples
are provided to illustrate the applicability of the proposed approach.