Particle Tracing Module Updates
For users of the Particle Tracing Module, COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.4 includes support for Accumulators in the Velocity Reinitialization feature, the option to offset velocity distributions of released particles by any expression, and a new benchmark model named Quasi-2D Turbomolecular Pump. Read more about these new features in the Particle Tracing Module below.
Accumulators for Velocity Reinitialization
You can now add Accumulator subnodes to the Velocity Reinitialization node. Whenever a particle's velocity gets reinitialized, you can use this functionality to increment a field variable in the location where the reinitialization takes place. The accumulated variable can be used, for example, to compute the spatial density of collisions that take place within the simulation domain.
Offset Velocity Distributions of Released Particles
When you release particles with a velocity distribution, you can now offset the velocity distribution by any user-defined expression. In previous versions, you could only offset the velocity distribution by the velocity of a rotating frame of reference with respect to the inertial (laboratory) frame. The main use for this functionality is to trace particles in a frame of reference that is moving at some velocity relative to the laboratory frame. This functionality is used in the new benchmark model Quasi-2D Turbomolecular Pump.
New Tutorial Model
COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.4 brings a new benchmark model for users interested in vacuum system simulation.
Quasi-2D Turbomolecular Pump
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