Improving Operations: Coupling DEM and CFD to Optimize Particulate Flows
Thursday, May 25, 2017

To produce products at the lowest possible cost and high quality while meeting safety requirements, companies in the chemical and mineral processing industries must optimize all elements of their operations to stay competitive. 

Handling equipment such as pneumatic conveyors, hoppers, chutes and belt conveyors is used for the transport of particles. Processing equipment such as cyclone separators, calciners, dryers and coaters are used for various unit operations. 

Process engineers need to take into consideration not only the flow of particles but also that of a carrier fluid. The intricate dynamics of the interaction of these two phases is governed by momentum and energy transfers, impacting various phenomena such as erosion, abrasion, wetting, cohesion and agglomeration.

In this webinar, we will show how the unique capability of DEM coupled to CFD is a key enabler to simulate particulate flows. Experts will demonstrate how a greater understanding of the drag and contact behavior of the particulate flow simulations allows engineers to effectively explore designs digitally, troubleshoot industrial problems and carry out scale-up studies. This provides valuable insight to better predict performance, risk and energy usage in equipment over time.

Attendees will learn about the various particulate unit operations that can be simulated using DEM and CFD. Industry experts will provide case study examples, commercial insights and a live demonstration.

Ravindra Aglave
Oleh Baran
Speaker Company: 
Siemens PLM Software