Professor of Mechanical Engineering, by courtesy in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
- B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, '90
- M.S. California Institute of Technology, '92
- Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, '97
- Granular flow about immersed obstacles
- Discrete element modeling for particulate systems
- - model and algorithm development
- - data visualization
- Pharmaceutical characterization and manufacturing
- - tablet coating
- - granulation
- - hopper flows
- - drop spreading dynamics
- - granule and tablet attrition
- - cohesion modeling
- - blending dynamics
- - powder compact characterization
- Roller bearing dynamics modeling
Awards and Recognitions
Ten Select Publications
Kumar, R. and Wassgren, C., 2013, "Angular circulation speed of tablets in a vibratory tablet coating pan," AAPS PharmSciTech, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 339 - 351.
Muliadi, A., Wassgren, C., and Litster, J., 2012, "Validation of 3-D finite element analysis for predicting the density distribution of roll compacted pharmaceutical powder," Powder Technology, Vol. 237, pp. 386 - 399.
Guo, Y., Wassgren, C., Ketterhagen, W., Hancock, B., Benjamin, J., and Curtis, J., 2012, "A numerical study of granular shear flows of rod-like particles using the discrete element method," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 713, pp. 1 - 26.
Guo, Y., Wassgren, C., Ketterhagen, B., Hancock, B., and Curtis, J., 2012, "Some computational considerations associated with discrete element modeling of cylindrical particles," Powder Technology, Vol. 228, pp. 193 - 198.
Kayrak-Talay, D., Dale, S., Wassgren, C., and Litster, J., 2012, "Quality by design for wet granulation in pharmaceutical processing: Assessing models for a priori design and scaling," Powder Technology, Vol. 240, pp. 7 - 18.
Sarkar, A. and Wassgren, C.R., 2012, "Comparison of flow microdynamics for a continuous granular mixer with predictions from periodic slice DEM simulations," Powder Technology, Vol. 221, pp. 325-336.
Li, J., Freireich, B.J., Wassgren, C.R., and Litster, J., 2012, "Experimental validation of a 2-D population balance model for spray coating processes," Chemical Engineering Science, doi: 10.1016/j.ces.2012.02.036.
Muliadi, A., Wassgren, C., and Litster, J., 2012, "Modeling the powder roll compaction process: Comparison of 2-D finite element method and the rolling theory for granular solids (Johanson's model)," Powder Technology, Vol. 221, pp. 90 - 100.
Kodam, M., Curtis, J., Hancock, B., and Wassgren, C., 2012, "Discrete element method modeling of bi-convex pharmaceutical tablets: Contact detection algorithms and validation," Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 69, No. 1, pp. 587 - 601.