Case studies: SimPARTIX® applications in practice
Particle-based simulations for your applications
SimPARTIX® can be used to simulate technological applications using particle-based methods efficiently and accurately.
Studies in tribology, powder technology, microelectronics and photovoltaics are among the many projects completed with SimPARTIX® to date. In order to guarantee meaningful results from the simulations, fundamental scientific research in all sectors was first undertaken at the Fraunhofer IWM. These scientific studies, which have been documented in numerous articles in international journals, form the foundation for applications in industry and engineering.
You have a certain topic you wish to study in more detail with the help of SimPARTIX® simulations? Here is a selection of the projects we have carried out so far:
Die filling: How can I obtain detailed information about the density distribution after filling a cavity with metallic powder in order to increase the dimensional accuracy of the component?
Tape casting: What flow situation results when pouring a ceramic slurry? How can I optimize this flow in order to obtain more homogeneous tapes?
Sintering: How can I predict the densification behavior of a ceramic powder during the sintering process and, in particular, avoid cracking?
Screen printing: How can the printing process for multi-layer circuits be modeled accurately in order to obtain a prognosis for the quality of the printed circuit?
Wire sawing: Which stresses are applied to the silicon ingot during the cutting process? What are the influences of the shape of the cutting grains as well as wire tension and velocity on the resulting wafer surface?
Magnetorheological fluids: How does the shear stress transmission work on a microscopic scale? How can the shear stress transmission be enhanced by tayloring the suspension properties?
Abrasive machining: What are the exact mechanisms for the deburring of edges using abrasive suspensions? Which process parameters enhance or reduce the material removal rate on the work piece edges?
Erosive wear: Which parameters influence the erosion of a surface caused by particle impacts? What are suitable measures in order to minimize erosive wear?
Drying: How can we predict the structure of the sediment deposit, which is generated during the drying of suspensions (e.g. at ink-jet printing)?
Dental care: Identification of important interaction mechanism in the toothbrush-toothpaste-enamel tribosystem for the optimization of the cleansing efficiency and the reduction of the wear risk on the enamel.
Powder compacting: How do density gradients during powder compaction evolve and how could they be avoided? What is the correlation between pressing schedules and internal stresses and the corresponding risk of developing defects?