Tag Archives: Discrete Element Method (DEM)

Feeding of Biomass: Design Experience with Wood Chips

By M. Rackl, Yuan Tan, W.A. Günthner Part of the international struggle to reduce the carbon footprint in energy consumption is the utilisation of biomass instead of fossil fuels such as coal or oil. Although the basic approach is quite promising, as there is a huge amount of usable biomass, there are some problems to be solved with regard to its application due to the largely differing form of appearance of the various base materials. In the following, some research into storage and handling of different wood products including DEM measures are presented. Continue reading Feeding of Biomass: Design Experience with Wood Chips

Design of a High Speed Transfer Chute in a confined Space – A DEM Case Study

By A. Edilbert , R. Spaargaren, C. Geijs, J. Ruijgrok, G. Lodewijks, D. Schott This paper aims to redesign a transfer chute as used in a Eurosilo system specifically for handling coal. The velocity of material vertically entering the chute was estimated at 15 to 34 m/s depending on the fill height of the silo. A three-stage approach was taken. First the existing situation with the highest velocity was modelled with DEM (Discrete Element Simulations), and the results of the wear profile on the existing chute were compared with practice. Secondly, three configurations were designed and the performance of these configurations in terms of wear volume were tested by simulation. Thirdly, and lastly, the performance of the configuration in terms of ensuring material flow through the chutes for a cohesive coal was evaluated. Based on the results of the simulation, two chute designs showed an improved performance where less wear was observed while securing flow through the chute. Continue reading Design of a High Speed Transfer Chute in a confined Space – A DEM Case Study

‘EDEM for ANSYS’ first Granular Material Simulation Technology on ANSYS App Store

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – EDEM, a market leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology for bulk material simulation, announced the availability of its specialized tool ‘EDEM for ANSYS’ from the ANSYS App Store, enabling a wider number of engineers to use and benefit from the integration between the two technologies.

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EDEM announces new co-simulation solution with multi-body dynamics package RecurDyn

Edinburgh, Scotland,  October 30, 2017  –   EDEM, the bulk material simulation specialist, today announced the availability of a co-simulation solution between EDEM software and RecurDyn, a multi-body dynamics package from FunctionBay. This solution enables engineers designing heavy equipment such as excavators, ploughs and off-road vehicles to introduce realistic bulk material behaviors to their multi-body dynamics simulations – offering unrivalled insight into how material loads are transferred throughout a mechanical system and providing key insights into equipment-material interactions.

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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.

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More particles…faster with EDEM 2018

More particles…faster with EDEM 2018

October 2, 2017,  Edinburgh, Scotland  –  EDEM, the Discrete Element Method (DEM) specialist and market leader, today released the latest version of its flagship software. EDEM 2018 focuses on productivity and performance and includes a range of new features and enhancements enabling users to speed-up their workflow all the way from setup to processing and analysis of simulations.

Integration with other CAE tools is also a key theme of this release with the introduction of new coupling solutions with Finite Element Analysis software Abaqus from Dassault Systemes – SIMULIA and Multi-body Dynamics tool RecurDyn from FunctionBay. Here are some of the highlights of EDEM 2018.

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EDEM brings bulk material simulation to users of Adams multi-body dynamics

EDEM, the market leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology, announced the release of EDEM for Adams – a simulation tool that enables engineers to include realistic bulk material loads as standard in Adams system dynamics analysis without the need for DEM knowledge or expertise in bulk material simulation.

EDEM for Adams has been developed specifically for engineers who use the Multi-body Dynamics (MBD) software Adams™ of MSC Software in the design of heavy equipment such as excavators, bull dozers and ploughs that are intended to handle bulk materials like coal, ores, rocks, and soils.

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EDEM brings Discrete Element Modelling to every engineer

World first in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)

EDEM®, the market leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology, is changing the face of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) with a revolutionary new software that will make bulk material simulation accessible to all engineers using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Multi-body Dynamics (MBD) software, in the design of heavy equipment.

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EDEM Software is Chosen by ArcelorMittal to Optimize Iron & Steel Making Process

Edinburgh, Scotland – January 11,  2017 –  EDEM, the Discrete Element Method (DEM) specialist and market leader, is pleased to announce that ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producing company in the world, has invested in EDEM software.

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EDEM Simulation of Potato Harvester: Assess Grading, Segregation Performance & Crop Damage

EDEM is high-performance Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material flow simulation. EDEM is used for ‘virtual testing’ of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in a wide range of industries including manufacturing of agricultural machinery.

The video shows an EDEM simulation of conveying potatoes through a fragment of a potato harvester. The equipment parts simulated include picking table web, grading rollers and a floor bunker. The video demonstrates how EDEM can be used to test different equipment designs and presents examples of analysis that can be performed.
(published on July 8, 2016)

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