Nazanin Ghods

Nazanin Ghods
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About Me

While studying for my Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering at University of Tehran (2011-2015), I developed a particular interest in the simulation of multiphase granular systems. In the fall of 2015, I was awarded a full scholarship of University of Tehran’s graduate program in Chemical Engineering and process Design. During my master’s thesis I developed a model for particle’s attrition in fluidized beds, using CFD-DEM modeling. I started working as a project assistant and a PhD student at the Institute of Process and Particle Technology, in the context of the EC-funded Horizon 2020 “Marie Curie” MSCA Innovative Training Network (ITN), “CALIPER” Project on November 2019.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 812638

Research Interests

My present research title is “DEM modeling of deformable grains for industrial relevant processing steps.” The main objective of this project is to demonstrate the predictive power of the developed models of deformable grains on industrial relevant processing steps. This is done by using DEM-based models that are available in LIGGGHTS® or will be implemented by other researchers of our team to model elastic or plastic particles. Furthermore, my project involves developing a workflow to calibrate DEM models within the workflow management tools.
The most recent task is investigating the validity range, applicability, and predictive power of currently available models of deformable particles in DEM simulations and improving them.

The response of improved contact models for modeling of soft particles

Soft frictionless particles in a split-bottom shear cell for three differnt filling heights:

Soft frictionless particles in a split-bottom shear cell for three different filling heights.
The particles are colored by the revolution rate \( \omega = {^{\upsilon_\theta} / _r}\) , divided by the driving rate of the inner disk ( \(\omega _0\))
under construction