Learn how CFD-DEM simulations help you design and improve solids operations equipment in the life sciences and food industries
The life sciences and food industries employ a wide range of unit operations involving granular solids. Some typical examples are powder mixing, tableting, coating, and drying. Many of these processes are multiphasic in nature, involving gas-solid systems or gas-solid-liquid systems.
A sound, fundamentals-based process understanding of these unit operations is indispensable in ensuring reliable, risk-free performance. Given the multiphasic nature of these processes, using experimental methods to gain such fundamental process understanding can quickly become infeasible from a cost and return-on-investment perspective.
Get insight into how CFD-DEM is a cost-effective alternative to experimental methods
This technical webinar shows how computational methods based on CFD-DEM technology are a very effective and efficient alternative to experiments. Join us to see how CFD-DEM modeling tools enable engineers to easily obtain deeper insights into the process “micro-environment”, i.e., the internal environment of the equipment, at a fraction of the cost needed to run an experiment. Such insights can then be used to achieve reliable process performance and assured product quality.
We used industrial examples to demonstrate how Rocky DEM and Ansys Fluent, with their advanced CFD-DEM capabilities, have helped engineers in the life sciences and food industries to design and operate critical unit operations equipment.
- Industry challenges in unit operations involving granular solids
- The need for fundamental process understanding
- Computational methods—especially CFD-DEM—as an effective means to gain process understanding
- Industrial case studies
Global Industry Director at Tridiagonal Solutions
Dr. Mothivel (Mothi) Mummudi graduated from Iowa State University with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He has spent more than a decade in various roles within the chemical process industries applying fundamental process knowledge to solve process/product development challenges to advance modeling and data science techniques. He is currently the Director of Life Sciences & Food Industry Practice at Tridiagonal Solutions Inc based out of sunny San Antonio, Texas.
Applications Specialist at ESSS
Vinicius Daroz earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Engineering Turbulence from the Post-Graduate Program of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (PPGEM) at Federal University of Technology, Paraná (UTFPR). He is currently working at ESSS as a CFD-DEM Applications Engineer on the Rocky DEM technical team. Before joining ESSS, Vinicius was a researcher at the Center of Research on Rheology and Non-Newtonian Fluids (CERNN), working with the Oil & Gas industry to study the transport of solids in turbulent flows.