Title: Modeling particle clouds in coating applications : the long road from qualitative modeling to fully validated industrial applicability
Authors : Boiger, Gernot Kurt
et. al : No
Conference details: Modeling Particle Clouds in Powder Coating, AlGhurair University, Dubai, UAE, 12th September 2019
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2019
License (according to publishing contract) : Not specified
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Modelling; Particle laden flow; Validation; OpenFoam
Subject (DDC) : 003: Systems
530: Physics
Abstract: Creating qualitative physical models of technical and natural processes is a demanding yet fascinating task. It requires careful observation, thorough analysis and the ability to break up complex phenomena into simpler sub-problems. However as scientists work ever more closely together with industry, one basic truth becomes clearer and clearer: Qualitative modeling is often just the very first stage of a long, hard road from grasping the mere physical principles of any technological problem towards creating a fully validated, comprehensive simulation approach. One that can actually be applied in ‘real-life’, one that actually stands up to the task of seamless integration into cost- and time- driven, competitive industrial development efforts. This seminar-talk will focus on one representative example of such a ‘long, hard road’: ‘Modeling and predicting particle cloud behaviour in the context of coating applications’. This concrete case shall demonstrate just how time-intensive and demanding the path from creating a simulation that ‘just looks right’ towards ‘full validation’ and ‘actual industrial applicability’ can really be. The seminar will cover a span of five years of development-effort, approximately 12’000 man-hours of work and it will show that for us (simulation-)engineers persistence, obsessive love for detail, accuracy and diligence are just as important as creativity and knowledge. And finally there is one essential realization: we can never ‘know’ the actual truth, all we do is to create models.
Further description : Invited talk
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
Publication type: Conference other
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