Research Spotlights – how academics use Discrete Element Method simulation

At EDEM we are proud to have a very strong community of academic users who are driving research in the field of granular material and particle simulation using the Discrete Element Method (DEM).  From agricultural to mechanical, metallurgical, chemical and process engineering, EDEM software is used in almost all engineering disciplines for a variety of applications.

With our ‘Research Spotlights’ we feature the latest projects our academic users are working on, and it is very exciting to see how researchers are going beyond standard applications to explore innovative processes and model complex systems involving particles.

We recently added a lot of new entries, showcasing the work of our users worldwide, with topics including simulation of concrete, sediment transport in sewer pipes, fertilizer spreaders, granulation of food powders, wheel-soil interaction for off-road vehicles, mixing of particulates and many more.

Research Spotlights

For most users, what really makes a difference is the possibility to write their own custom physics via the EDEM Application Programming Interface (API) and to couple EDEM with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and MultiBody Dynamics (MBD) codes – meaning they can simulate a virtually unlimited range of interactions.

All the Research Spotlights are available from this page and can be filtered by category or using keywords.

It’s always great when our customers share success stories with us, and this recent testimonial really highlights how EDEM can make a difference to their research:

“Few software packages offer both a smooth initial learning curve as well as advanced, cutting-edge technological capabilities – but EDEM is definitely one of them. All in all, EDEM provided an excellent platform to kick-off my journey in research, allowing me to go from no prior DEM knowledge to collaborating on a paper with a world-leading research team in less than one year!”  — Anthony Wang, University of Edinburgh

Are you interested to use a DEM software to complement your research? Visit our  EDEM for Academia page and find out why EDEM is the tool of choice at over 250 academic institutions worldwide.


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