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Fluid seperation (Dust and Air Filtration)

Question asked by Wilhelm Ferreira on Aug 15, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2013 by Jared Conway

Good afternoon,


I am currently sitting with a problem.


I am designing a vortex dust particle separator with air containing dust (80/20 % split) flowing through it. I am having trouble separating the dust from the air. I created a fluid subdomain with dust indicated as a fluid with higher density than air. Therefore the heavier (denser) particles will be pushed outwards due to centrifugal forces acting on the vortex.

Clean air will then exit from the nozzle at the end and the dust will be guided around the nozzle.


Can Solidworks Flow Simulation separate fluids (even if they are the same phase)?


I am aware that Solidworks is very limited in the sense that it cannot do multiphase modelling (please advise if incorrect).


Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Thank you