EDEM can connect to LMS Virtual.Lab Motion – Multibody Dynamics software from Siemens PLM Software – to optimize the design of heavy equipment such as dragline buckets, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders and excavators.
Combining EDEM with LMS Virtual.Lab Motion allows engineers to introduce realistic bulk material behaviors to their multi-body dynamics simulations, and offers engineers unrivalled insight into how material loads are transferred throughout a mechanical system.
The EDEM-Virtual.Lab interface is used to connect EDEM and the multi-body dynamics capabilities of LMS Virtual.Lab Motion. Users can utilize EDEM to calculate the material force acting on the equipment and provide feedback on the motion of the equipment from the force and torque imparted by the material.
Coupling EDEM and LMS Virtual.Lab Motion provides new insights into equipment material interactions, allowing for optimized equipment design, reduced physical testing, reduced time to market and improved design quality.