AeroSolved is a Computational Fluid Dynamics code, based on the OpenFOAM software package, for simulation of the generation, transport, evolution
AeroSolved was developed to study aerosol dynamics starting from the aerosol generation through its evolution, transport, and deposition. The implemented aerosol physics is applicable to a wide range of practical applications, including the development of aerosol generators, inhalation devices, validation of aerosol delivery systems for in vivo inhalation studies and in vitro sciences as well as for atmospheric sciences. The aerosol is described within a Eulerian-Eulerian framework with the aerosol size distribution and aerosol dynamics represented by either a sectional or a two-moment method. The code is implemented on the basis of the OpenFOAM open-source software. AeroSolved was developed jointly between Philip Morris International R&D (PMI R&D) and the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands.
AeroSolved includes the following key capabilities:
OpenFOAM is open-source software licensed under the GNU General Public License. AeroSolved is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited or the OpenFOAM Foundation.
AeroSolved is available through the AeroSolved GitHub repository, which includes a few tutorials and validation cases.
Initially, AeroSolved 1.0 was developed within the OpenFOAM 2.3.x framework, only taking into account the finite volume discretization, numerical computation, and parallelization libraries, but not relying on the OpenFOAM (physics or chemistry) modeling libraries.
AeroSolved 2.0 is OpenFOAM v18.12/19.06-compatible and fully integrated with the OpenFOAM modeling libraries. It follows the reactingFOAM solver approach for the treatment of the partial differential equations and source terms.
How to reference AeroSolved? At the moment please refer to www.aerosolved.com webpage.
This site is intended to provide a single point of reference for AeroSolved that summarizes all publications and documents the code.
We encourage users and potential developers interested in getting involved to contact us beforehand. We are keen to enhance the current AeroSolved code capabilities. We are also open for potential engagements concerning its functionality improvements and area of application extensions. We would appreciate your feedback about potential improvements, corrections and the usefulness of AeroSolved. You can contact us.