Blog & News
Customer Interview – Using EDEM at Astec
In this video interview, Andrew Hobbs, DEM/CFD Chief Engineer at Astec, Inc. explains how he uses EDEM software, what he thinks of it and the key benefits Astec, Inc. get from using it.
A new uniaxial tester for measuring flowability and calibrating DEM models for cohesive particulates
In this guest blog discover the story behind the development of the 'Uniaxial Powder Tester' from Freeman Technology and learn why this tester provides an attractive method for characterizing the flowability of powders and calibrating DEM models.
How to optimize your multi-body solution to get faster results in less time – the experience of an expert Adams user
Darren Simoni, Principal at DSIM Technologies, talks through his experience as an expert MBD user and the benefits he has discovered when coupling EDEM with Adams.
Designing reliable transfer chutes with bulk material simulation: a project by Greentechnical
In this guest post, Stephan Roos discusses how bulk materials handling experts Greentechnical harness DEM simulation to address their clients' challenges and presents one of their transfer chute re-design projects.
Build it Beefy or Outsmart Your Component Durability Optimization with EDEM for Adams?
In this guest post, Darren Simoni of DSIM Technologies explains the benefits of adding realistic bulk material loads within Adams multi-body dynamics in the design of grab buckets for increased confidence of structural durability predictions.
Assessing Screw-Powered Transportation in Granular Environments Utilizing Multi-Body Dynamics and Discrete Element Modeling
Andrew Thoesen (Arizona State University) explains how the Discrete Element Method enables to simulate granular material behaviors for assessing screw propelled vehicles mobility in numerous extraterrestrial environments.
Engineering internships at Astec: a win-win story
Hear from Andrew Hobbs, CFD/DEM engineer at Astec, Inc. about the benefits of taking on engineering interns and find out more about the interns' experience and their feedback on the use of EDEM simulation software as an engineering tool.
Calibrating DEM simulations of cohesive solids with the Uniaxial Powder Tester
Dr. John P. Morrissey of the University of Edinburgh discusses the challenges of characterizing the flowability of fine granular materials and explains the suitability of the Uniaxial Powder Tester as a DEM calibration tool for cohesive powders.
Simulating Elasto-Plastic-Adhesive Contact Deformation in EDEM
In this guest post, the Ghadiri Research Group reports on a new contact model they developed to simulate the complex behavior of bulk solids such as cohesive powders.
Application of DEM to simulate a cone crusher
A guest post about the applicability of using EDEM to model the crushing of iron ore and optimize the performance of a cone crusher in the mining industry.
Bringing Discrete Element Modelling to the Classroom at Budapest University of Technology and Economics
In this guest post, our academic user Ádám Kovács shares his experience using EDEM software as a teaching tool as part of a course on Agricultural Materials.