Powder and granular flow simulation

Granuleworks is a Discrete Element Method software (DEM) that allows simulating granular flow and powder by solving Newton’s Equation of motion.

Granuleworks calculates the translation and rotation of each solid particle considering contact, friction, slip and adhesive forces between particles.

Granuleworks is widely used for evaluating manufacturing processes that handle powders in the field of food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, transport equipment, mining and electronic materials and for design and improvement of powder processing and equipment.

Granuleworks can simulate powder mixing, conveying, storage, filling, compression molding, slurry, granulation, etc.

 

Granuleworks - Powder mixing process

Key Features

No mesh generation, import your 3D CAD as is

Single interface for the entire simulation process, pre-processing, simulation, post-processing

Scalable Discrete Element Method (SDEM) to simulate fine powder

Thermal conduction analyses

GPU/CPU High Performance Computing

Coupled Simulation with CFD tools and Particleworks

Coupled Simulation with Multi-body software RecurDyn


Technical Capabilities

Particle Size Distribution can be user-defined, Log Normal and Rosin-Rammler

Rolling resistance modelling

Heat transfer, particle-to-particle and particle-to-walls

Liquid bridge force for wet powder

Van der Waals Force

Scalable Discrete Element Method (SDEM) to reduce the number of particles and computational time while maintaining an equivalent particle behavior

Coupling with Finite Volume CFD and particle-based MPS to account for fluid-particle interaction

Elastoplatic materials for powder compression analysis

Specific models and tuning for materials like snow

Angle of Repose tuning

 

Rolling Resistance Model

Thermal Conduction Analysis

 

Powder material tuning

Particle Size Distribution can be user-defined, Log Normal and Rosin-Rammler

Rolling resistance modelling

Heat transfer, particle-to-particle and particle-to-walls

Liquid bridge force for wet powder

Van der Waals Force

Scalable Discrete Element Method (SDEM) to reduce the number of particles and computational time while maintaining an equivalent particle behavior

Coupling with Finite Volume CFD and particle-based MPS to account for fluid-particle interaction

Elastoplatic materials for powder compression analysis

Material tuning based on bulk density, angle of repose and flowability measurements

 

 

Technical documentation

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