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ScaleDEM is the outcome of an inter-university collaboration that researches on industrial powder handling processes.

We provide our customers with a customised powder simulation tool to enhace their processes that manipulate granular materials. Our priority is to offer an agile and fair service focused on the particular needs of the client. ScaleDEM offers you only what you need.

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ITC-AICE

The Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC) is grounded on the agreement between Universitat Jaume I of Castellón (UJI) and the Ceramic Industry Research Association (AICE). This strong University-Business cooperation allows ITC to response the needs of companies within the industrial ceramic cluster with the aim at improving their strategic positioning in the international ceramic sector.


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UGent-MMS

The research group Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MMS) belongs to the Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering (MaTCh) at Ghent University (UGent). The UGent-MMS group focuses on a combined experimental-computational research to study the mechanics of advanced engineering materials in close cooperation with the Industry and the material suppliers.


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J.M. Tiscar

Ph.D in Chemical Engineering.

Senior researcher in Modelling and Industrial Processes at ITC

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F.A. Gilabert

Ph.D in Physics.

Professor in Computational Mechanics at UGent-MMS group.

Relevant publications


  • J. M. Tiscar, M. Llorenç, G. Mallol, J. Boix, J. A. Pérez and F. A. Gilabert

    2021

    DEM-based modelling framework for spray-dried powders in ceramic tiles industry. Part III: Validation procedure

    Powder Technology, ACCEPTED: 12 May 2021.
  • J. M. Tiscar, A. Escrig, G. Mallol, J. Boix and F. A. Gilabert

    2021

    DEM-based modelling framework for spray-dried powders in ceramic tiles industry. Part II: Solver implementation

    Powder Technology, 377, pp.795-812, 2021.
  • J. M. Tiscar, A. Escrig, G. Mallol, J. Boix and F. A. Gilabert

    2019

    DEM-based modelling framework for spray-dried powders in ceramic tiles industry. Part I: Calibration procedure

    Powder Technology, 356, pp.818-831, 2019.
  • J. M. Tiscar, A. Escrig, G. Mallol, N. Pascual, F. A. Gilabert, R. Bonaque, J. A. Pérez

    2016

    Analysis of the die fillings stage during the ceramic tile pressing process

    XIV World Congress on Quality of ceramic tiles and ceramic paving (QUALICER 2016), 13 pages. Castellón, Spain, 8-9 Feb, 2016.
  • J. M. Tiscar, A. Escrig, G. Mallol, J. Boix and F. A. Gilabert

    2016

    Analysis of the die fillings stage during the ceramic tile pressing process via Discrete Element Method (DEM)

    International Congress for Particle Technology (PARTEC 2016), Nuremberg, Germany. 4 Pages, 19-21 April, 2016.
  • J. M. Tiscar, A. Escrig, G. Mallol, J. Boix and F. A. Gilabert

    2016

    Influence of the die filling parameters during the ceramic tile pressing process via Discrete Element Method (DEM)

    6th International Conference on Shaping of Advanced Ceramics (Shaping-IV). Montpellier, France. 18-20 July, 2016.
  • J. M. Tiscar

    2015-2018

    Analysis and modelling of the rheological response of ceramic powders during the industrial mold die filling process

    PhD Thesis. Supervisors: G. Mallol (ITC) and F. A. Gilabert (UGent).
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2009

    Discrete simulation of model, loose cohesive powders: plastic consolidation, fractal microstructure and tensile strength

    International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Powders and Grains 2009. Book Series AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol.1145, pp.889-892.
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2008

    Computer simulation of model cohesive powders: plastic consolidation, structural changes, and elasticity under isotropic loads

    Physical Review E, 78(3) 031305(1-21), 2008.
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2008

    Tensile strength calculations in simulated cohesive granular assemblies

    International Summer School Advanced Problems in Mechanics (APM 2008). Paper No. 24, pp. 249-267.
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2008

    Compaction of fine powders: Discrete Element Method simulations

    International Summer School Advanced Problems in Mechanics (APM 2008). Paper No. 25, pp. 268-280. Repino, Saint Petersburg, Russia. 6-10 July, 2008.
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2008

    The role of cohesive force on the relationship between the bulk density and the connectivity of the contact network of a granular material

    International Symposium Reliable Flow of Particulate Solids (RELPOWFLOW IV). Tromsø, Norway. 10-12 June, 2008.
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2007

    Computer simulation of model cohesive powders: Influence of assembling procedure and contact laws on low consolidation states

    Physical Review E, 75(1), 011303(1-26), 2007.
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2007

    Discrete numerical simulation of a model cohesive powder

    International Congress for Particle Technology (PARTEC 2007), Nuremberg, Germany. Paper No. S07-6. 27-29 March, 2007.
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2007

    Model cohesive powders: assembling process and plastic consolidation

    18th Engineering Mechanics Division Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE 2007). No. 18, pp 239-252. Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. 3-6 June, 2007.
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2007

    Model cohesive powders: assembling process and plastic consolidation

    18ème Congrès Français de Mécanique (CFM 2007), Grenoble, France. Paper No. 1391, pp. 1-4, 27-31 August, 2007.
  • F.A. Gilabert, R. Garcia-Rojo and S. McNamara.

    2006

    Parallelization of D.E.M. codes for fine powders

    Transnational Access Meeting (TAM 2006), Pan-European Research Infrastructure on High Performance Computing (HPC-Europa). Science and Supercomputing in Europe, Barcelona, Spain. pp. 681-683. 14-16 June, 2006.
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2005

    Structural changes and plasticity in loose cohesive granular packings

    5th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Powders and Grains 2005, Stuttgart, Germany. Vol.1, pp. 541-544. 18-22 July, 2005.
  • F.A. Gilabert, J.-N. Roux and A. Castellanos.

    2004

    Cohesive granular packings: structure and plastic consolidation

    International Summer School Advanced Problems in Mechanics (APM 2004). Repino, Saint Petersburg, Russia. June 24-July 1, 2004.