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  • Marcial Gonzalez
  • Yu Liu

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Project TitlePowder Blending and Segregation Model Subroutine Within Abaqus
Track Code2017-WASS-67839
Websitehttp://otc-prf.org/
Short Description

Carl Wassgren

Purdue Mechanical Engineering

Abstract
 
Tagschemical engineering, Computer Technology, Finite Element Analysis, modeling, software
 
Posted DateOct 10, 2017 2:05 PM

Researcher

Name
Carl R Wassgren
Marcial Gonzalez
Yu Liu

Powder Blending and Segregation Model Subroutine Within Abaqus

Background

Currently, engineers in industries that handle bulk solids, such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food products, and agriculture products, and want to predict the degree of blending and segregation of non-cohesive powders use a design of experiments approach, which is often time consuming and costly. There is a need for a more optimal and efficient way to handle bulk solids.

Technology Summary

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a powder blending and segregation model that can predict the degree of blending and segregation by modifying formulation and process conditions. The software described requires only Abaqus*/Explicit V6.14 or later and no additional hardware as long as it can run Abaqus/Explicit. It can improve product quality and process efficiency.

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Advantages

  • Improves product quality
  • Increase in process efficiency
  • No additional hardware

Potential Applications

  • Powder blending
  • Finite element analysis
  • Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food products, and agriculture products

Stage of Development

Prototype testing

Web Links

For additional information, please contact otcip@prf.org.

Intellectual Property

Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
None None Provisional United States