When designing processes for the food industry, the following performance parameters may be taken into account.
- Energy efficiency of the process
- Quality assurance: minimization of product defects
- Minimization of waste
- Efficient cleaning processes – balancing hygiene and cleaning stops
For overall performance optimization, a detailed understanding of the individual processes is essential to unlock hidden potentials. Virtual modeling of these individual processes can be performed already at an early planning stage leading to design proposals or in an existing production chain to optimize process parameters.
MESHFREE is a software tool specializing on the virtualization of processes driven by fluid dynamical phenomena, such as:
- Transport of ingredients e.g. on screw conveyors
- Mixing and Stirring
- Baking processes
- Melting and Coating
With its flexibility in including complex material models and its naturally adaptive handling of complicated and changing simulation domains, MESHFREE is an ideal virtualization tool for a wide range of applications.