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Numerical simulation of the Freeman-FT4 powder rheometer

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Numerical simulation of the Freeman-FT4 powder rheometer.

Rel. Luigi Preziosi. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Matematica, 2018

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The Freeman-FT4 powder rheometer is a universal tool to study powder properties. It is widley used for pharmaceutical purposes, also by the Swiss company Novartis. This thesis concerns the numerical study of the rheometer. The Discrete Element Method is used, because it is particularly indicated to treat granular materials. This method is implemented in a code called GFX, written in Fortran90 by Dr. Mark Sawley from EPFL. Several simulations are done and compared to the experimental results fournished by Novartis. Both a qualitative and quantitative post-processing is done to analyze the results obtained. A part of the work is also dedicated to the visualization done with ParaView. The thesis is structured as follow: in the first two chapters there are the descriptions of the method and code used; in the third part there is the presentation of the case study, the FT4 powder rheometer; the last part is the analysis and discussion of the results obtained.

Relators: Luigi Preziosi
Academic year: 2018/19
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 67
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Matematica
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-44 - MATHEMATICAL MODELLING FOR ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/8628
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