Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern / Workshop  /  February 15, 2024

MESHFREE Simulations in Process Engineering

supported by the »Process Engineering Competence Network Pro3«

The MESHFREE team at Fraunhofer ITWM is happy to host a workshop, supported by the Process Engineering Competence Network Pro3 and dedicated to »MESHFREE Simulations in Process Engineering«. Modern industrial development processes lead to an ever-growing necessity of solving problems arising from continuum mechanics with suitable numerical tools. The MESHFREE group at Fraunhofer ITWM is pleased to organize a Pro3 workshop on »MESHFREE Simulations in Process Engineering«. This workshop is aimed at students of process engineering and related courses of study as well as interested persons from industry who are interested in solving such problems using numerical software.

MESHFREE is a software for numerically solving continuum mechanical problems developed at Fraunhofer ITWM and Fraunhofer SCAI. It is based on a generalized finite difference method that doesn’t require meshing of the computational domain. Hence, it has been successfully used for applications where classical mesh-based approaches have only limited applicability such as complex geometries, free surface flows, and large deformations of the continuum.

At the beginning of the workshop, the participants will be introduced to the numerical method behind MESHFREE and gain insight to its versatility with regards to material modeling. After the lunch break, the capabilities of MESHFREE for process engineering applications together with problems from other fields are demonstrated. In the last session, the participants are encouraged to present their use cases to discuss the applicability of MESHFREE.

Process Engineering Competence Network Pro3

The Process Engineering Competence Network Pro3 stands for the networking of industrial partners with research and teaching in process engineering, bioengineering and chemical engineering. The aim is to strengthen process engineering in Germany.