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Analyzing Pharmaceutical Equipment Design using Rocky DEM

October 25, 2016 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 am

Please note that while this webinar is scheduled for 1am AEDT we encourage you to register as you will be sent a link to the recording at the conclusion of the session.

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. Precise control of the tablet mixing is therefore very important 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.

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1. Problem and Geometry Descriptions using SpaceClaim Direct Modeler;
2. Analysis Setup, Including:
– Geometry Importation;
– Particle Importation;
– Materials & Particles Definition;
– Solver.
3. Case Analysis;
4. Case Comparison.

Location: Online

Duration: 1h

Instructor: Leon Nogueira, M.Sc.

Leon 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.


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October 25, 2016
1:00 am - 2:00 am