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 placement at EDEM: Pedro Damas’ story
This year the EDEM engineering team was joined by Pedro Damas, who embarked on an 8-month journey with us. Hear what Pedro has to say about his placement experience with EDEM simulation.
Using ‘EDEM for ANSYS’ software to understand loading of a bulldozer blade during operation
Find out how EDEM for ANSYS can be used to optimize loading of a dozer operating at a coal mine by including realistic and high-fidelity loads in ANSYS Mechanical.
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.
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.