Case studies: SimPARTIX® applications in practice

Particle-based simulations for your applications

Fraunhofer IWM

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.

Selected examples

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:

Melting and solidifying of particles during additive manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing: How can I achieve homogeneous material properties and a smooth surface for additive manufactured part?

Fraunhofer IWM: Density distribution after filling of a thin walled hollow cylinder

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?

Fraunhofer IWM: Stream lines during tape casting in a two chamber caster

Tape casting: What flow situation results when pouring a ceramic slurry? How can I optimize this flow in order to obtain more homogeneous tapes?

Fraunhofer IWM: Sintering shrinkage and crack formation of a printed circuit path on a rigid substrate

Sintering: How can I predict the densification behavior of a ceramic powder during the sintering process and, in particular, avoid cracking?

Fraunhofer IWM: Paste movement below the squeege during screen printing

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?

Fraunhofer IWM: Material removal by hard particles during wire sawing

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?

Fraunhofer IWM: Structure development in magnetorheological fluids during application of a magnetic field

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?

Fraunhofer IWM: Hard particles interacting with a workpiece during abrasive machining

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?

Fraunhofer IWM: Erosive machining of a workpiece

Erosive wear: Which parameters influence the erosion of a surface caused by particle impacts? What are suitable measures in order to minimize erosive wear?

Fraunhofer IWM: Drying of a droplet containing fine particles (coffee ring or stain effect)

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)?

Fraunhofer IWM: Influence of the toothpaste composition on the cleaning procedure during toothbrushing

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.

Fraunhofer IWM: Dense and hollow spray dried ceramic granules

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?

Cohesive powders: How do complex flow characteristics of influence the density distribution of a powder? And how can such characteristics be modeled in the simulation?

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