MSc (Eng) Project title CFD-DEM Coupling Simulation on the effect of Acoustic Standing Waves on Particles in a moving Fluid Medium
(Supervisors: Prof D Deglon, Dr C Meyer) Graduated: 2013
Mihajlo Dabic (MSc) carried out numerical modelling of the motion of particles in an ultrasonic field. His very fundamental “blue-sky” project was aimed at developing totally new ways of separating particles from bubbles or droplets. The study addressed the effectiveness with which a standing wave acoustic field could be used to deflect quartz particles carried in water through a simple parallelepiped control volume. He developed a computational model, and tested it against experiments involving a small number of suspended quartz particles. Mihajlo graduated in June 2013.