CFD Adds Value, Efficiency to Drug Production - Intelligent Light and FieldView

Kenics Mixer Shear


Quality, volume, and consistency are critical factors in pharmaceutical mixing applications. Understanding the complex, transient flows in static mixers and tanks is essential for uniform, efficient production of drug substances. When things go wrong, you need to know why in order to get production back up and prevent recurrences. Implementing a highly productive, agile, and robust CFD workflow lets you interrogate the data and get to vital insights and accurate answers fast.

  • Flow division – static mixers, stirred tanks
  • Agitator/impeller design
  • Radial mixing – laminar and turbulent flows
  • Velocity distribution and recirculation
  • Species concentration, mixing rates
  • Temperature – heat transfer, hot spots
  • Residence time

FieldView puts you in control of the CFD workflow with the industry’s fastest post-processing and interpretation capabilities. Advanced visualization tools bring your designs to vivid life for in-depth interrogation and make creating compelling images, animations, and presentations nearly effortless.

FieldView’s easy to use, flexible automation tools help you tackle repetitive tasks, embed organizational knowledge and best practices, and shape the workflow to best suit your specific needs and engineering environment.

Take advantage of FieldView’s powerfully productive data management techniques to create extract databases (XDBs) that significantly reduce analysis time and storage requirements. Use XDBs with FieldView sweep caching to explore even complex, time-dependent data at very high interactive speeds.

Leverage your HPC resources whether on a desktop, cluster, or the cloud. Run multiple cases concurrently using batch processing or scale up with parallel processing to increase capacity and throughput, and reduce turnaround time.’

Intelligent Light surrounds FieldView with a full complement of services: from training to software customization. And through our Applied Research Group, our advanced CFD practice, Intelligent Light clients can access leading CFD experts in their domain for a full range of CFD projects, support and counsel.

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CFD Adds Value, Efficiency to Drug Production

Kenics Mixer Shear

4-blade kenics mixer showing shear stress (white is highest) and velocity vectors. Histograms show percentage of blade covered by each range of shear stress and for each blade.


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