Optimize Equipment Design with Abaqus and EDEM


This webinar was last presented live on Thursday, 1 March, 2018.

When designing industrial equipment, tools such as Abaqus are commonly used to assess the structural integrity of designs using finite element analysis. The quality of such analysis is entirely dependent on the quality of the inputs, and it is essential to use accurate load and boundary condition data in order to have confidence in the durability and performance of a design.

Design with Abaqus and EDEM

The EDEM-Abaqus sequential coupling enables engineers to export realistic bulk material loads from EDEM and use them as a direct input to Abaqus structural analysis in place of hand-calculations or ball-park estimates. Using such high-fidelity loads provides engineers with greater insight into equipment performance and means improved design accuracy and less reliance on expensive physical prototyping to prove out a design.

In this webinar we will be giving an overview of the EDEM-Abaqus coupling, explaining how it works and providing some examples of the coupling in action.

Topics Covered:

• Challenges bulk materials present in industry
• Introduction to EDEM software
• Overview of EDEM-Abaqus coupling: workflow and benefits
• Application examples: Excavator and Mini-dozer
• Live Q&A

Duration: 30 minutes + time for questions

Presenter: David Curry, Principal Engineer, EDEM