Fluent-Maxwell Coupling for EM Pump Modeling - Maxwell modelling of conducting fluid
I am cross-posting from the Fluids forum since I am coupling Maxwell and Fluent for this project.
I've been trying to model EM pumps, and I found this paper that used EMAG and Fluent together. I am having some difficulty with replicating the results in Maxwell and Fluent.
Is EMAG an older electromagnetic solver that got phased out by Maxwell, or is it a rebranding of the same product?
I've seen Maxwell and Fluent coupled in other instances, but I've not seen any case where there was an electrically conducting fluid (such as sodium) being modeled. I have modeled sodium flow in Fluent without issue, but I am not sure how to "model" a liquid in Maxwell. The paper describes applying an initial uniform velocity to sodium in EMAG and then exporting a force distribution dataset to Fluent via a UDF. How can I apply these steps in Maxwell?
I've also seen papers that use Fluent's MHD module for EM pump modelling, but the module is limited to Cartesian coordinates and does not easily work in cylindrical coordinates or with coil-generated B fields.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated - I am a relatively new user and I have not seen any guides on modeling electrically conducting fluid anywhere.