Edinburgh, United Kingdom – Crushing is a common step in mineral processing and an optimized design and crusher operation is key to maximizing productivity. This video shows the analysis of the jaw crushing process for different materials (iron ore, limestone and granulite) using EDEM simulation software. Continue reading EDEM: Simulation and Analysis of Jaw Crusher Process
In Additive Manufacturing (also known as 3D printing), the powder spreading process has a major impact on the characteristics and quality of the final product. Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) can be used to simulate and analyze the powder spreading process – providing key insight that is otherwise hard to obtain. This video shows how DEM simulation can be used to investigate the impact of different parameters on the quality of the powder bed, evaluate powder spreading uniformity, assess degree of compaction and visualize the distribution of different powder layers.
EDEM is the market-leading Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation.
(Published on YouTube on February 16, 2017)
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Undoubtedly the most frustrating part about using DEM technology is finding the material properties to accurately simulate your material. It’s also the part that introduces the greatest uncertainty.
Bulk Flow Analyst™ by Applied DEM was used to simulate a bucket elevator. Bulk Flow Analyst offers a tool called a component pattern, which allows user a vast amount of control over the number and spacing of buckets without the need of a fully-defined CAD model. The CAD model for this simulation had only 2 buckets defined.