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

Date and Location:
June 4, 2014, 9:00 - 15:15: The Wilton Centre, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 4RF, United Kingdom
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Join us for a complimentary workshop in Wilton, UK and see first-hand how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools can address your design challenges, improve the design process and reduce time to market!

The chemical process industry in Europe 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. Increased patent expiry, diversification and global competition drives the pharmaceutical industry towards continuous manufacturing, e.g. for the API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) process. Fortunately, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has been identified as a key enabling technology in finding solutions to many of these issues.

Who Should Attend?

If you are an engineer or a manager interested in using simulation to solve troubleshooting problems for analysis led design and development or in choosing between alternative solutions, this event will help you understand the applicability of using CFD simulation. If you are already using CFD in your engineering work flow, this session will show you the strength of STAR-CCM+® meshing, workflow and physics models for some of the most challenging problems in the industry.

A CFD Specialist Will Demonstrate:

  • How to create geometry, mesh and set up a CFD simulation in STAR-CCM+
  • 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.


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Guest Speaker: James Champion, DuPont Teijin Films, UK James is working on a collaborative project between DuPont Teijin Films and the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham. James will discuss the use of STAR-CCM+ CFD simulation to evaluate the designs of a die used in polymer composite film manufacturing process for various viscosity ratios. He will share his workflow and results and present a comparative analysis of the evaluated designs. James will also show successful experimental validation of CFD results.


This workshop is free, but registration is required. Please complete the provided form to attend this educational event.


09:00 – 09:30 Registration & Coffee
09:30 – 09:45 Mr. Ashkan Davoodi, CD-adapco: "Welcome & Introduction to CD-adapco"
09:45 – 10:15 Guest Speaker, James Champion, DuPont Teijin Films
10:15 – 11:00 Dr. Ravindra Aglave, Director for CPI Sector, CD-adapco: "STAR-CCM+ Being Used Within the Chemical Process Industry"
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 Product Demonstration
12:00 – 12:45 Dr Simon Lo, Director for Multiphase Flow Model Development, CD-adapco: "STAR-CCM+ Multiphase Flow Capabilities, Current and Future Direction"
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:30 Dr. Kristian Debus, Director for Life Sciences Sector, CD-adapco: "Applications of CFD for the Pharmaceutical Industry“
14:30 – 15:00 Product Demonstration
15:00 – 15:15 Closing Remarks & Workshop Close



This event is free, but registration is required. Please complete the provided form to sign up.