Coupled discrete element and smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations of the die filling process
Die filling is an important part of the powder compaction process chain, where defects in the final part can be introduced-or prevented. Simulation of this process is therefore a goal for many part producers and has been studied by some researchers already. In this work, we focus on the influence of the surrounding air on the powder flow. We demonstrate the implementing and coupling of the discrete element method for the granular powder and the smoothed particle hydrodynamics method for the gas flow. Application of the method to the die filling process is demonstrated.