b'Plant & Process | Engineer InnovationFigures 7 a, b: Extrusion die flow behavior analysesFigure 8a: Profile calibration Figure 8b: Cooling behavior of the profile Figure 9: Cooling optimizationoptimization for the calibrating toolare becoming more complex. With (Figure 8). Particle studies were thenSimcenter FLOEFD we cope with these carried out, while extracting systems atchallenges very well. explains Stefan the extrusion line were analyzed (FigureSpies, head of tool development.9). Finallythe results are transferred to additional simulations, such as structuralOur approach from 2008, was that each analyses. Since 2008, Simcenter FLOEFD isextrusion tool should optimized by the the tool of choice for many applicationresponsible design engineer with areas, instead of using different tools forsimulation during the design process, this each area. has become a successful reality. nWhen we started, we mainly focused on the flow velocity and shear stress of the non-Newtonian media. Meanwhile, the software has become also the tool of choice for many different applications. Our team uses Simcenter FLOEFD as a Swiss Army Knife around the tool development.Regarding the flow conditions, our tools are now optimally designed from the very beginning through simulation. In combination with our experience around shrinkage and contraction we can design our ideal tools. explains Bernd Trapp. Today, three to ten loops are simulated in advance for each tool, and modifications in the ramp-up process are also considered. The requirements on our tools in terms of quality, output capacity and cycle times are continuously increasing. Figure 10: Team Tool Design: Stefan Spies, Sascha Rollwa, Michael Riehmer, Bernd Trapp, Peter At the same time, our trunking systemsWander, Tobias Seewald, Bjrn Schmitt 21'