Project Application Details

ARCHIE Project title: 50
Project PI: 99 George Street
Department: 29/08/2022
Address: 99 George Street, , open-source software, G1 1RD
Relevant industrial collaborations: GlaxoSmithKline
Existing relevant KTP activities:
Does the PI require to run calculations? 6
Number of users involved in the project: 7 + 7 Days
User 1 details:

Name: Mithushan
Surname: Soundaranathan
DS username: njb18198
Email: mithushan.soundaranathan@strath.ac.uk
Institution: Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences
Tel. no: 07376 726031
Position: PhD student

Service level requested:
ARCHIE Project description: 50
Potential output of the project:

• A discrete element model coupled to the single particle model and liquid flow model to describe the liquid uptake, swelling and disintegration of a tablet.
• One multi-disciplinary journal paper: 1) High fidelity simulations of the pharmaceutical tablet disintegration process of various formulations
• Conference presentations/posters 1) SRPe Annual Conference (2022)
• Outputs will also have an impact in the pharmaceutical industry. The primary outcomes of this activity will be:
1) Reduced drug product development times and cost by utilising a digital design approach.
2) Reduced material waste (sustainable manufacturing) by replacing physical experiments with digital experiments using the models from this activity. This also includes the reduction of solvents needed for dissolution testing.
3) Optimised dissolution behaviour of tablets by having a scientific sound understanding of the link between the swelling of a single particle and the swelling of a tablet.
4) This will enable the modelling of the tablet swelling and disintegration without the need of experimental data.

Project start date: 29/08/2022
Duration of the project: 7 + 7 Days
Total CPU time required (in hours): 70-80 hours
CPU hours required by typical job: 6
Approximate amount of data created per job (in GB):
Approximate amount of data created per project: 50
Funding Agency Grant Reference No: NMIS-IDP/003
pFact ID: 21734
RKES ID: S900065-106
Software required for the project: open-source software
Software required to be installed for the project: Yade-DEM, installation: https://yade-dem.org/doc/installation.html#source-code
Experience in using software package 1: 6
Software required to be installed for the project: Yade-DEM Prerequisites: https://yade-dem.org/doc/installation.html#prerequisites
Experience in using software package 2: 6
Software required to be installed for the project:
Experience in using software package 3: 1
Training required: Basic of using HPC
Other training required:
Experience in using HPC: 1