EDEM collaborates with Dassault Systemes to deliver new coupling application for optimizing heavy equipment design

Edinburgh, Scotland,  16 October, 2017 –  EDEM, the Discrete Element Method (DEM) specialist and market leader, today announced the availability of a coupling application with Dassault Systèmes enabling engineers to include realistic bulk material loads in their Finite Element Analysis.

Using EDEM software technology in combination with Dassault SystèmesSIMULIA Abaqus application provides engineers designing bulk materials handling equipment such as front-end loaders, truck bodies and bulldozers with a detailed understanding of the impact materials have on their designs.

EDEM is used daily by engineers in multiple industries around the world as an integral part of their design processes. EDEM recreates a wide range of bulk material types and real-world behaviors from gravel, sand and rocks; to compressible soils, clays, and highly cohesive ores. Materials can be selected from a library of over 40,000 ready-to-use material models, or customized to suit specific application needs.

With an easy-to-use interface, highly-optimized CPU & GPU solvers and powerful analysis tools, EDEM delivers realistic predictions of material loads and forces acting on equipment parts during operation. With the EDEM-Abaqus sequential coupling, engineers are able to export these realistic loads from EDEM and use them as a direct input to SIMULIA Abaqus FE simulations.

Using high-fidelity loads in SIMULIA Abaqus provides engineers with greater insight into equipment performance and means improved design accuracy. By removing the reliance on hand-calculation and assumption to determine equipment loading, engineers using EDEM with SIMULIA Abaqus are also able to reduce the frequency and cost of expensive physical prototyping.

Richard LaRoche, Chief Executive Officer of EDEM, commented:
“When designing heavy equipment intended to handle bulk materials, getting representative load data is critical to have confidence in a design and ensure its durability and performance. We’re pleased to be working with the Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA team to enable SIMULIA Abaqus users to benefit from EDEM’s realistic material loads – leading to greater understanding of equipment performance ahead of prototyping.”

Sumanth Kumar, Vice President, Growth, SIMULIA, at Dassault Systemes, added: “This application will help SIMULIA Abaqus users by providing alternative means to remove material modeling assumptions in their FE analysis. This will lead to more optimal designs being produced with confidence.”

The EDEM-Abaqus coupling is available as part of EDEM 2018 – the latest release of EDEM software. For more information download the EDEM-Abaqus ebook.

Here is a Video showing the new coupling in action:

Excavator Bucket Deformation under Realistic Bulk Material Loads (EDEM-Abaqus)
Using EDEM in combination with Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA Abaqus provides engineers designing bulk materials handling equipment with a detailed understanding of the impact materials have on their designs. The EDEM-Abaqus sequential coupling enables engineers to export realistic bulk material loads from EDEM and use them as direct input to Abaqus FE simulations. Using high-fidelity loads in SIMULIA Abaqus provides engineers with greater insight into equipment performance and means improved design accuracy as well as reduced prototyping costs.

About EDEM
EDEM is the market-leading Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation. EDEM simulation technology is used for ‘virtual testing’ of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in the mining, equipment manufacturing and process industries. Companies worldwide use EDEM to optimize equipment design, increase productivity, reduce costs of operations, shorten product development cycles and drive product innovation.
EDEM is a global company established in 2003 as DEM Solutions Ltd. and headquartered in Edinburgh, UK with offices in USA and Japan and supported by a network of channel partners in South America, South Africa and Asia-Pacific.

 

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To ensure the quality and consistency of food and beverage products as well as compliance with weights and measures  regulations, final products such as powders and granules are often screened to remove oversize contamination. Coffee is the second most traded commodity on the planet (behind crude oil) and, with producers of coffee products under constant pressure from competition, safeguarding product quality is imperative. Following the dehydration and granulation of spray- or freeze-dried instant coffee granules, vibratory screeners are used to ensure the consistency of the coffee granules, removing oversize contamination and achieving a consistent granule size for packaging.

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Sewell, NJ USA (October 2017) – At this year’s 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting and Expo (October 29-31, 2017, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego, CA, USA), Coperion K-Tron introduces at its Booth #1520 the next generation of its highly accurate pharmaceutical loss-in-weight feeders. The new K3-PH line of feeders has been specifically designed to meet the growing demands of continuous processing in the pharmaceutical industry. Also on display is the low rate MT 12 feeder designed to provide maximum accuracy at minimal feed rates, ideal for pharmaceutical processing industries. Coperion K-Tron offers a wide variety of bulk material and liquid feeders for pharmaceutical processing applications.

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More particles…faster with EDEM 2018

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