[Beowulf] CFD for dummies

Nathan Moore ntmoore at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 13:08:42 PST 2012


I'm building a "cyclonic" dust collector for my dad's workshop as a
Christmas present.  The design I'm following is more or less this one,
http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm

In looking at the design, I'm guessing  the design of the bottom baffle was
done heuristically.  It seems interesting to use a  CFD model to make a
plot of the steady-state air velocity  at the bottom baffle.

The only open-source cfd model I found in a 5 minute google search was
openFOAM - is that a more or less standard solution for an airflow problem
like this?

Any replies would be interesting.

Nathan

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Nathan Moore
Physics, Winona State University
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