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WEB Numerical Analysis of Porcelain Tiles Manufacturing by Integrated Process Simulation

Tuesday (22.09.2020)
17:20 - 17:35 M: Modelling and Simulation 1
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Powder metallurgy is a well-established manufacturing process, which may include metal-based and ceramic-based processes. Porcelain tiles, a high added-value traditional ceramic product is currently produced by a sequence of steps, including powder processing, shaping through pressing; and thermal treatments, as drying and sintering. Currently, manufacturing of sintered products is guided by insights and trial and error approaches that are time-consuming and expensive. Determining optimal processing parameters from simulation for the whole process chain may overcome the aforementioned drawbacks.

In this contribution, we apply flowsheet calculations for macroscale modeling and optimization of porcelain tiles manufacturing. For this purpose, a set of semi-empirical models of the different equipment and processing steps (wet milling, spray drying, storing, compaction, drying and sintering) has been implemented into a simulation framework named Dyssol. Afterwards, the whole process chain starting with the initial powder mixture and ending at product performance has been calculated and the influence of different process parameters was analyzed.


Carine Lourenco Alves
Hamburg University of Technology
Additional Authors:
  • Dr. Rolf Janssen
    Hamburg University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Dachamir Hotza
    Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Prof. Dr. Agenor De Noni Jr.
    Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Prof. Dr. João Batista Rodrigues Neto
    Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Prof. Dr. Sérgio Yesid Gómez González
    Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Prof. Dr. Maksym Dosta
    Hamburg University of Technology


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