There are advantages to knowing the dynamics of solid elements during manufacturing process. The discrete element method (DEM) provides decisive answers.
Discrete element method – separating the wheat from the chaff!
Simulation also drives innovation in process engineering. Equipment and processes can be optimized using particle simulation based on the discrete element method (DEM). The freedom to choose any solid and particle shapes and the use of GPU hardware technology open up completely new possibilities.
DEM for the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food, and mining industries
Wide range of application options
DEM helps wherever particles, solids or entire components are moved and processed in mechanical process engineering. CADFEM offers its customers a compelling solution for simulating dynamic processes such as separating, sorting, aligning, filtering, screening, mixing, coating, drying, crushing, packaging or transportation.
Reap the benefits
When designing machines and equipment, engineers benefit decisively from being able to accurately predict the behavior of solids (particles) in process engineering. Shorter development cycles, affordable designs, long machine running times, lower maintenance costs, better product quality and, ultimately, happier customers are just some of the positives. Competitiveness is also boosted, while illustrative presentations make it easier to communicate project results. Systematically expand your expertise with realistic and advanced simulations.
Latest version of DEM simulation
The closeness to reality and computational speed are crucial to the successful use of particle simulation software. ROCKY DEM is setting a new standard in this regard. In addition to a library of standard shapes, almost any particle or solid shape can be scanned, while shell elements and even fibers with realistic material properties can be defined. Ideally, the simulation should be carried out using a software architecture with multi-GPU capabilities that can intelligently combine CPU and GPU performance (HPC technology). Even highly complex movements with millions of particles can thus be quickly simulated and all kinds of crushing processes modeled.
Furthermore, mechanical loading of solid elements and equipment wear and tear are predicted. Structure and fluid mechanics information can also be accessed by interfacing with ANSYS Workbench, which incorporates FEA and CFD simulations. Never before has particle simulation been so simple, fast or precise as with ROCKY DEM.
CADFEM helps you attain your goals
DEM is increasingly used in the process industry and process engineering. We came across ROCKY DEM when researching the market for suitable systems. The software is developed by simulation specialist ESSS at its sites in Brazil and the US. Due to its versatility and precision, it offers considerable added value for the entire process industry, from A for automation to Z for zones. As one of the most experienced ANSYS partners in Germany, we have been impressed by the capabilities and the seamless integration into the ANSYS world.
Project planning is crucial to the successful use of DEM. We offer you the advice, training and support needed for efficient, fast use of DEM software, tailored to your requirements.
Dr. sc. techn. Jorge Carregal-Ferreira
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