Optimizing Equipment Design with RecurDyn and EDEM


This webinar was last presented live on Wednesday, 21 February, 2018.

Multi-body and systems dynamics simulation is critical in the design of heavy equipment and off-road vehicles. When using tools such as RecurDyn, by FunctionBay, it is essential that there are accurate representations of ALL the loads acting on a piece of equipment. This includes forces generated by the bulk materials that machinery and vehicles interact with (such as soil, rocks, gravel, mined ores etc.).

EDEM RecurDyn

EDEM simulation offers engineers an alternative to traditional approaches and allows for the accurate simulation of bulk materials while providing high fidelity representation of loads acting on industrial equipment. Combining RecurDyn and EDEM in a co-simulation environment enables engineers to have accurate, dynamic bulk material load inputs in their MBD simulations as standard. This means increased realism in equipment motions and also a complete understanding of how bulk material loads are transferred throughout their mechanical system.

In this webinar we will introduce the EDEM-RecurDyn co-simulation solution and show how you can use it to improve your equipment design process.


• Challenges of heavy equipment design
• Introducing EDEM bulk material simulation software
• Overview of EDEM-RecurDyn coupling:
– Applications and benefits
– Examples: excavator, tracked vehicle, and more
– Workflow
• Live Q&A

Duration: 30 min + time for questions

Presenter: David Curry, Principal Engineer, EDEM