Practical CFD-DEM Software Needs & Issues in Agricultural Crop Flow Modeling

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Manufacturers of agricultural combines and harvesting equipment have a special need to model non-spherical solid particles in gas flows usually in combination with complex moving wall boundaries and and extremely complex geometry. Over the years STAR-CCM+ has made great strides towards producing an ideal tool for use in developing agricultural harvesting equipment but with a few typical examples of agricultural flows of interest, features still badly needed for this type of product development will be demonstrated.

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TechniQual Engineering Corporation
Author Name: 
Robert V. Shannon Jr.
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