Designing Agricultural machinery

using bulk material simulation


Agricultural machinery such as tractors, combines and forage harvesters are all designed to work with a range of bulk materials such as crops, seeds and soils. These materials can impact the performance of the machine and its durability. Typical issues might include blockage of fibres in harvesting equipment, wear of tools, uneven distribution of seeds and inefficient processes.

Predicting the behavior of materials and their impact on the machine is therefore critical to achieve efficiency and performance; however, it is challenging due to the complexity and variability of bulk materials.

EDEM software accurately simulates the behavior of grains, seeds, crops and soils and provides engineers with crucial insight into how materials will interact with a piece of equipment during a range of operation and process conditions.

This webinar will introduce EDEM and explain how it can be used for the design, performance testing, and optimization of agricultural machinery - leading to shorter design cycles, less prototyping and improved machine performance.

  • Challenges of designing agricultural equipment 
  • Overview of EDEM simulation technology & key benefits
  • EDEM applications examples: combine harvesters, tillage tools, fertilizer spreader, grain handling & transport systems and more
  • Live Q&A 

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Duration: 30 minutes + time for questions

Presenter: Callum Bruce, Engineer, Business Development

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This webinar was last presented live on 

14 November, 2019

“Employing EDEM software at CNH has allowed for an accelerated pace of machinery development to more fully understand crop-machine and soil-machine interactions. The unprecedented level of model customization that can be achieved through the EDEM API allows us to obtain the results we need to drive product innovation at CNH.

Dr. Martin Roberge

CNH Industrial

EDEM is the market-leading software for bulk material simulation.

Powered by state-of-the-art Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) technology, EDEM quickly and accurately simulates and analyzes the behavior of bulk materials such as coal, mined ores, soil, tablet, and powders.

EDEM simulation provides engineers with crucial insight into how bulk materials will interact with their equipment during a range of operation and process conditions.

Since November 2019, EDEM has been part of Altair.

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