Meshless DEM in STAR-CCM+: Overview and a Worked Example
This webinar highlights how digital tools such as process automation and simulation can change your approach to designing almost anything—including particle and bulk material transportation systems! The webinar will focus on the Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) functionality in STAR-CCM+ and show how the latest version of STAR-CCM+ can run without a computational mesh for CFD, reducing computation time.
In recent years, industrial bulk materials handling and processing equipment has become more complex, sophisticated, and capable, reflecting global trends toward faster production of high-quality products. Many particle-handling processes also involve complex geometries and combinations of different physics: examples include fluidized bed reactors with intricate shapes, and particle melting in 3D printing. But this additional complexity in geometry and physics brings a need for improved operational efficiency and reduced cost. DEM enables modeling of dense particle flows in industrial equipment.
In this webinar, Dr. Hewkin-Greggor will walk through an example using STAR-CCM+ 2021.3 with Meshless DEM to simulate a pill conveyance system, including debris filtering and system motion.
About the Speakers:
Adam Green, Business Development Manager at ATA Engineering, Inc.
Mr. Green is a veteran of the CAE/CFD industry, originally as a technical user at UK Ministry of Defence and then at CHAM Ltd, UK, and since then in business development with AEA Engineering Software and CD-adapco. Mr. Green is now with ATA Engineering as part of the Siemens VAR team, specializing in STAR-CCM+. He is also a certified AWS Business Professional for cloud deployment of engineering tools and a Siemens Certified Sales Pro 2020.
Max Hewkin-Greggor, Ph.D., Project Engineer, ATA Engineering Inc.