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Page 0 of 13 CASE STUDY Confection processing within Mars Inc. is very complex. To optimize and understand the physics, we use DEM, CFD, and structural simulation. For example, modeling the Skittles or M&M coating process — in which we must account for dynamic flow of the actual candy shape, interaction between candies, spraying and drying them, and accurately predicting the coating distribution and crystallization growth — is paramount. Rocky DEM coupled with ANSYS CFD captures these phenomena using liquid bridge models, heat and mass transfer. This allows Mars to migrate its process simulation models into a single, integrated and high-productivity workflow, enabling quicker simulations to be done in a much faster response time." Elias Taye, Ph.D Breakthrough Technology Group at Mars Wrigley Confectionery

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