Beyond Process Simulation: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the Chemical Process and Pharmaceutical Industries

Dates and Locations

May 8, 2014, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM:
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, 100 College Rd. East, Princeton NJ 08540 (Add to Calendar)

May 9, 2014, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM:
Courtyard Boston Cambridge, 777 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA 02139 (Add to Calendar)

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Thank you for your interest in our workshops!

Please join us for a workshop coming to your area regarding the benefits of applying CFD in the chemical process and pharmaceutical industries.

The chemical process industry faces many challenges such as the rising costs of raw material and the need to develop processes and innovative products that meet safety regulation and performance demands. In addition, increased patent expiry, diversification and global competition drives the pharmaceutical industry towards continuous manufacturing, e.g. for the API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) process. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has been identified as a key enabling technology in finding solutions to many of these challenges.


A CFD specialist will demonstrate:

  • How to resolve local flow and heat transfer in stirred vessels and how to optimize the design.
  • The ease of setting up a particulate flow simulation using discrete element modeling capability to account for contact physics.
  • How to apply flow-coupled DEM (Discrete Element Model) technology to a tablet coating model in the API process.
  • How to use recent capabilities to investigate scalars such as coating thickness or moisture in particulate processes.

Join us for an educational morning seminar followed by lunch provided by CD-adapco.


09:00 AM - 09:15 AM Registration
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM Introductions and Corporate CD-adapco
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Using CFD for Chemical Processes Development
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Software Demonstration - Tablet Coating Simulation using DEM
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Guest Speaker: Dana Barrasso, Ph.D Scholar, Rutgers University - Center for Structured Organic Particulate Flows (C-SOPS)
Topic: Multi-Scale Modeling of Wet Granulation Process, with coupling of the DEM capability in STAR-CCM+ with Population Balance models in gPROMS
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Using CFD for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process Development
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Software Demonstration - Parameterized Stirred Tank Reactor
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM: Post Workshop Discussions with Guest Speaker & Presenters


This workshop is free, but registration is required. Please be sure to select your location when completing the provided form.