Winners of EDEM Visualization Contest announced

EDEM is pleased to present the winners of the 2018 Visualization Contest. The contest promotes simulation expertise and innovation in the field of bulk and granular material simulation in engineering design, industrial R&D and academic research.

All users of EDEM software from industry and academia were invited to enter the contest by submitting their best EDEM simulation videos. Entries showcased a range of applications from agriculture, food processing and construction to planetary and space exploration. Participants took advantage of EDEM’s advanced customization capabilities to simulate complex material behavior such as breakage, flexible fibers, wetting, fluidization and more.

This year’s contest introduced a special category with a guest judge, Professor Jin Ooi, an expert in the field of Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) and a well-known figure in the DEM community. Prof. Ooi chose his favorite video from all the entries received. In addition, 3 winners were selected and 3 honorary mentions awarded among all the submissions.

WINNER OF SPECIAL CATEGORY: Prof. Jin Ooi’s choice
Jakub Hlosta, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Fluidized bed coffee roaster simulated using EDEM-CFD coupling
Prize: GoPro Hero Camera

Jin Ooi commented:
“A very high quality and informative video showing an impressive application of DEM-CFD coupled simulation using EDEM. Beautiful to watch and demonstrating a great tool for interrogating a complex industrial system!”


1ST PLACE WINNER

Adam Kovacs, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Simulation of Maize Harvesting
Prize: £300 Amazon gift card


2ND PLACE WINNER

Florian Schramm, Braunschweig University of Technology
Simulation of fabric falling over obstacle
Prize £200 Amazon gift card


3RD PLACE WINNER

Cristiano Pizzamiglio, Politecnico di Torino – Team DIANA.
Simulation of four-wheel steering rover for planetary exploration using EDEM-MBD coupling
Prize: £100 Amazon gift card


HONORARY MENTIONS

Knut Krenzer, IAB Weimar.
Simulating different material behaviors using EDEM standard and custom contact models


Chris Saunders
, University of South Australia
Simulation of rotary spader interacting with soil


Akeem Olaleye
, University of Limerick
Pneumatic transport of cohesive dairy powders simulated with EDEM-CFD coupling


Richard LaRoche, CEO of EDEM commented:

We are extremely pleased with the response we got to the contest! We received very impressive entries making use of EDEM’s advanced and unique capabilities to simulate complex and innovative applications. I’d like to thank all who participated.

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