This webinar presents how DEM simulations can improve Pharmaceutical Equipment Design
In the pharmaceutical industry, granular materials are handled by equipment conducting processes such as powder mixing and blending, powder compaction, granulation, and tablet coating. A tablet coating operation, for example, uses a spray coating process to apply a thin film to a bed of tumbling tablets. Pharmaceutical Equipment Design is very important to the control of the tablet mixing to avoiding defects such as tablet erosion, over coating, and high coating variability between the tablets.
This webinar will present how DEM simulations can be used to predict tasks like tablet mixing in a coating operation. The importance of polyhedral shape representation, and importing custom shapes for accurate representation of the tablets will be discussed. In addition, comprehensive Rocky DEM post-processing capabilities will be presented, which enables equipment designers to examine critical process output parameters for design optimization and risk mitigation during operations, improving Pharmaceutical Equipment Design.
Problem and Geometry Descriptions using SpaceClaim Direct Modeler
Rocky Setup, including:
Materials & Particles Creation
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Leon White Nogueira, M.Sc.
CAE Applications Specialist
Leon White Nogueira is a Mechanical Engineer with a M.Sc. from the Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo (POLI-USP). He joined ESSS in 2012 as a CAE Applications Specialist, first in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) group and now in the Discrete Element Method (DEM) group on the Rocky DEM technical team.