swMATH ID: 30706
Software Authors: F. Pimenta, M.A. Alves
Description: RheoTool is an open-source toolbox based on OpenFOAM® to simulate Generalized Newtonian Fluids (GNF) and viscoelastic fluids under pressure-driven and/or electrically-driven flows. In addition to continuum mechanics solvers, RheoTool also has a Brownian dynamics solver to simulate polymer molecules individually. The theory behind the single-phase flow solvers used in RheoTool can be found in Pimenta F. and Alves M.A., 2017, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. for pressure-driven flows, and in Pimenta F. and Alves M.A., 2018, arXiv:1802.02843 for electrically-driven flows. The Brownian dynamics solver was presented in Pimenta F. et al., 2018, Biomicrofluidics. Since version 4.0, RheoTool includes interfaces to the sparse matrix solvers of three external libraries: Eigen, Hypre and PETSc. Both coupled and segregated solution methods have been implemented, as described in Pimenta F. and Alves M.A., 2019, arXiv:1904.02138. The library containing the viscoelastic fluid models has been developed based on the library used by viscoelasticFluidFoam (Favero et al., 2010, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech.), already present in foam-extend 4.0.
Homepage: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377025716303329
Keywords: Fluid Dynamics; arXiv_physics.flu-dyn; electrically-driven flow; EDF; OpenFOAM; simulation; Poisson-Nernst-Planck
Related Software: OpenFOAM; Gerris; GitHub; COMSOL; multiphaseInterFoam; rheoMultiFluidInterFoam; multiFluidInterFoam; SciPy
Referenced in: 14 Publications

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Numerical simulation of electrically-driven flows using OpenFOAM
F. Pimenta, M.A. Alves

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