Designing Construction & Mining Equipment Using EDEM Bulk Material Simulation


This webinar was last presented live on Tuesday 5th November, 2019.

Dump trucks, excavators, loaders and dozers are all designed to handle bulk materials that can vary in shape and form, from large quarry rocks to cohesive soils or abrasive ores. These materials and their interaction with the machine parts have a strong effect on the equipment performance. Predicting bulk materials behavior is challenging yet critical to ensure an optimal design that combines strength and durability, with performance efficiency.

EDEM software accurately simulates the behavior of rocks, soils, ores and gravel, etc. It provides engineers with crucial engineering insight into how materials will interact with their equipment during a range of operating conditions and enable them to use realistic loads in Finite Element Analysis and Multi-body Dynamics simulations for optimal designs. 

DEM simulation of excavator bucket

This webinar will introduce EDEM simulation technology and explain how it can be used for the design, performance testing, and optimization of mining and construction equipment such as dump trucks, bulldozers, diggers and excavator buckets.

Topics Covered:

  • Challenges of designing heavy equipment
  • Introducing EDEM simulation technology
  • Overview of EDEM
    • Key benefits
    • Integration with other CAE tools
  • EDEM applications examples: dump trucks, excavators, road graders, dozers, loaders, grabs and more
  • Live Q&A with our engineer

Duration: 30 minutes + time for questions

Presenter: Dr. Richard Wood, EDEM Engineer