Optimizing powder handling processes using granular material simulation

Powders are at the core of numerous applications in the pharmaceutical, food, additive manufacturing, chemicals and other process manufacturing industries. Powder handling and processing present unique challenges to industry because of their variable physical characteristics and flow properties.

Powered by Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology, Altair EDEM software enables companies to accurately simulate the behavior of powders and other granular materials, providing key information on processes otherwise difficult or sometimes impossible to measure.

Find out how EDEM simulation can help better understand and optimize processes such as mixing, spreading, compaction and milling with the resources below.



Download this eBook to learn about:

  • Powder handling challenges
  • What is EDEM Simulation Technology
  • Benefits of using EDEM Simulation
  • Application examples: powder storage & conveying, mixing, milling & agglomeration, spreading, compaction and more

This webinar will discuss the challenges of handling and processing powders, introduce EDEM simulation software and explain how it can help better understand and optimize processes such as mixing, spreading, compaction and milling.

Optimizing Powder Handling Processes with Granular Material Simulation





• Challenges in powder calibration

• Calibration procedure

• Factors affecting powder behavior in calibration

• Basic scaling up rules

• Guide for representative calibration tests

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Can EDEM help optimize your processes?

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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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