SimPARTIX® - Particle-based simulations for process optimization.

SimPARTIX® stands for our competence in modeling the mechanics of materials and fluids using mesh-free methods. 


SimPARTIX® is also an innovative and powerful simulation tool developed at the Fraunhofer IWM.

Based on physical models, SimPARTIX® is used to investigate various materials in manufacturing processes and in service. This typically generates a large amount of data on the dynamical material behavior. By means of detailed analyses and visualizations of the data we provide in-depth insights into the fundamental dynamics of your processes. SimPARTIX® can therefore help you to grasp a full understanding of your applications and yield design specific optimization measures.

Our services, your benefits

Our range of services at a glance:

Comprehensive parametric studies of your application: no consumption of materials, no expensive trial-and-error cycles

Detailed analyses of the simulations to meet your specification

Accurate 3D visualization for a better understanding of the process or a meaningful presentation 

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Use Cases

 

Additive Manufacturing

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

 

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?

 

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?

Press Releases

 

Improving dental hygiene products through virtual brushing

Designing toothpastes and toothbrushes is a time-consuming process involving the production and testing of numerous samples. Using a new type of simulation, various parameters such as bristle shape and abrasive particle size can be modified with just a click. This enables...

 

Grinding the hardest to reach places within a component

It’s long established that flow grinding can be utilized to grind and polish the inner surfaces of components such as corners and drill holes: a fluid containing grinding particles is pumped through the component. However, flow dead zones can arise when a component has a complex form. In these cases, the flow stagnates at a specific spot, which results in the grinding process being ineffective in that area. To address this...