Author: Chris DeGroot

Virtual Tracer Tests Using CFD

Physical Tracer Testing A "tracer test" describes a general testing procedure wherein a passively transported substance (such as a dye or chemical) is used to probe the hydraulic characteristics of wastewater reactors. Many regulatory agencies request that tracer tests be done on contact basins to validate their hydraulic performance and ensure that adequate disinfection is […]

Understanding the OpenFOAM Case Structure

Introducing OpenFOAM Choosing a CFD program can be a challenging and sometimes confusing task. There are many options to choose from, including common commercial codes such as ANSYS Fluent and Siemens Star-CCM++. Commercial CFD codes typically come with a simple user interface and plenty of documentation provided by the software vendor. However, commercial CFD software […]