How to apply realistic material loads in Finite Element Analysis and Multi-body Dynamics simulations – Webinar series
Designing heavy equipment? Find out how to replace hand calculations and assumptions with realistic bulk material loads in your FEA and MBD simulations with our 'EDEM for CAE' software tools.
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 complex cohesive materials in EDEM
Bulk materials are complex in nature and simulating their flow can be challenging. In this post we introduce a new contact model available in EDEM 2018 that can simulate complex cohesive materials such as fine dry powders, soil and ore fines.
Simulating soft soils in EDEM with the Soils Starter Pack
A new resource for EDEM users interested to simulate the interaction of their equipment with a range of soils including dry or wet gravel, sand or clay.
What’s hot in the world of DEM?
With the DEM Literature Database we’re keeping tabs on the latest publications in the field of Discrete Element Modeling. As we recently added the 5,500th abstract to the database, let’s look at some key data and the most popular research areas.
Simulating fluidized beds accurately using EDEM coupled with ANSYS Fluent
Validation is a crucial part of any numerical simulation. This post demonstrates the accuracy of an EDEM-Fluent simulation of a fluidized bed against theoretical and experimental data.
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.
From weeks to hours – how GPU technology is changing the face of Discrete Element Modeling
Simulating millions of particles in hours is now reality thanks to the powerful EDEM GPU solver combined with the latest graphic cards.
Predicting Drill Wear using the Discrete Element Method
Drilling is a key operation in the construction of numerous structures. The Discrete Element Method enables engineers to simulate and predict wear on drilling tools, which is vital in order to achieve optimal drilling performance.
Calculating loads for Finite Element Analysis and Multi-body Dynamics simulations – the good, the bad and the ugly
How confident are you in your current way of calculating loads? In this post we discuss traditional approaches and introduce a better alternative.
How to simulate bulk material behavior for optimized equipment design?
Learn how you can include the impact of bulk materials on your equipment in your simulations with the Discrete Element Method.