Plasma capabilities in ANSYS

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wbmckinney posted this 28 March 2018

I was wondering if ANSYS is capable of modeling low-temperature plasma? If so, what modules or solvers would be used? Please let me know if anyone has any thoughts.

 

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pgl posted this 29 March 2018

It depends on the pressure regime, are you talking continuous or molecular flow vacuum/pressure levels?  

For continuous flow, ANSYS Fluent is a good choice. There are quite a few papers/article in the public domain where ANSYS Fluent is used to model plasma arcs. Most of these are high temperature plasma in that they have welding applications. Example. 

At the other extreme, these folks used our simulation tools to model a plasma contained within the W7-X cryostat plasma vessel (PV). There's a paper published here by Elsevier.  I'm not sure what blend of solvers they used, but either ANSYS Maxwell or legacy ANSYS Emag can be used to model charged particle traces. Some users have also simulated high vacuum by using a thermal solution analogy.   

 

 

 

 

 

W7-X cryostat system are the plasma vessel (PV),

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Raef.Kobeissi posted this 01 April 2018

That looks awesome! The paper is definitely worth an in-depth read! Thanks for sharing

Raef Kobeissi

wbmckinney posted this 01 April 2018

Thank you for the reply. However, I do not believe these are applicable to my situation as I am trying to model low-temperature atmospheric plasma via dielectric barrier discharge through a tube.

Mostafa posted this 28 December 2018

Can i use Ansys Chemkin in DBD plasma Simulation?

Mostafa posted this 28 December 2018

 Can i use Ansys Chemkin in DBD plasma Simulation?

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