Adding realistic loads in ANSYS FEA with bulk material simulation

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14 September, 2017

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  • Challenges of Heavy Equipment Design
  • Impact of bulk materials
  • Traditional approaches for calculating material loads
  • Getting realistic loads with bulk material simulation
  • Benefits of using EDEM technology with ANSYS
  • Case Study: Optimizing truck body performance at Austin Engineering
  • Introducing ‘EDEM for ANSYS':  Overview & Workflow
  • Q&A

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When designing heavy equipment such as bucket loaders, truck bodies and diggers, Finite Element Analysis tools such as ANSYS are commonly used to assess the structural integrity of designs. Getting representative load data is critical to have confidence in a design and ensure its durability and performance.

In this webinar, we will look at the challenges of designing equipment intended to handle bulk materials such as rocks, soils and ores and discuss traditional approaches to obtaining loads and their limitations. We will introduce an alternative using bulk material simulation technology and provide an overview of ‘EDEM for ANSYS’ - a tool that enables to add realistic material loads directly into ANSYS Mechanical structural analysis.

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“EDEM and ANSYS software let us simulate any on-site condition and demonstrate to our clients that each solution will meet their specific needs. The EDEM [integration with] ANSYS provides an easy-to-use and streamlined interface for performing realistic analysis of our equipment designs. With this capability we can optimize the design and performance of each Austin Engineering truck body.”

Lyndon Greeshaw, Mechanical Engineer

Austin Engineering

EDEM is the market-leading software for bulk material simulation.

Powered by state-of-the-art Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) technology, EDEM quickly and accurately simulates and analyzes the behavior of bulk materials such as coal, mined ores, soil, tablets, and powders.

EDEM simulation provides engineers with crucial insight into how bulk materials will interact with their equipment during a range of operation and process conditions.

Simulate Material. Deliver Results.