Although tablets have been produced in large quantities for a long time, there is a need for better understanding the mechanical properties, as well as the anisotropies that can be originated during compaction. This is not a trivial aspect and the industry has devoted large resources to fully characterize these parameters.The objectives of the current project are the investigation of the breaking mechanisms of granules and tablets with focus on industrial transport processes and the investigation of the characteristics of the formation of wear. For this aim, Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulations of the occurrence of wear and breakage during transportation of granules and tablets shall be established.
In order to achieve this goal, the following activities will be performed:
Laboratory or pilot scale experiments will be carried out to validate the models, where the simulation and experimental results can be used to establish the extent of the model’s predictive capability. At the end of the project the decisive mechanisms of wear and breakage of granules in transportation processesshould be determined and fully understood. In combination with a detailed and specific DEM model the optimization oftransportation processes regarding safety of staff and consumers might be possible.
Current Stay: TU Braunschweig
Braunschweig - Germany
Since 2014 Research Associate at iPAT - Research Group "Bulk Solids and Granular Matters".
2013 DAAD Fellowship, Collaboration at project „Segregation and shear flow in granular heaps and silos“.
2008-2013 Studies of Chemical Engineering at Institut Químic de Sarrià-Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona).
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Partikeltechnik
Volkmaroder Straße 5