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Particle Tracing Module - Particle-Particle Interaction and Size Exclusion
Posted Jun 10, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT Version 4.2a, Version 4.3b 2 Replies
Firstly, I am currently running 4.2a and would like to know if there is a way to get particles to interact with one another (from particle tracing); if it isn't, then is it possible in 4.3b? If it is possible, I would also appreciate the knowledge of how to do it.
Secondly, I want to have size exclusion in my model. I would like my particles, who have a diameter of 60 microns, to be obstructed by a channel that is less than the particles' diameters, e.g. a 40 micron channel. I have played around with settings, but no matter what I do the particles simply pass through it as if it wasn't there. I have a theory as to what is causing this: I believe the trajectories that the software calculates at each time step is the culprit. I believe that during the time interval from when the particle is just before the channel, to when it exits it, allows the particle to teleport through because of its already calculated trajectory. I currently have a simulation running where the time interval is in microseconds to see if that would help. I would appreciate some opinions on this please.
Hello Joseph Fricks
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