Advancing biorefinery understanding particle by particle
Idaho National Laboratory examines discrete element modeling (DEM) to advance understanding of biomass materials and learn how it can benefit companies.
Rocky DEM-Ansys Fluent two-way coupling was applied to simulate solids deposition in downhole tools subjected to scale-prone environments. The tools analyzed poly-dispersed particulate systems, including the effect of adhesive forces immersed in a viscous fluid flow.
The compression process involves very complex granularity with different stressors. A hybrid simulation model makes the best use of DEM and FEA to predict powder compression considering particle density distribution.