MATHEMATICS, SIMULATION AND MODELLING
EDEM 2.5.1 software
25 June 2013
DEM Solutions has released EDEM 2.5.1 software with a new programmable interface to enable bi-directional coupling with multibody dynamics (MBD) simulation.
The company says the enhanced interfacing capability extends the EDEM simulation environment for customers using other computer-aided-engineering (CAE) tools, particularly those using structural mechanics simulation software such as structural finite element analysis (FEA) and MBD in the design of heavy equipment and machinery critical to industries such as mining, off-road construction, forestry and agriculture.
'The multibody dynamics coupling interface is important to customers who design machinery that handles or processes bulk materials, particularly where the dynamic loading from bulk materials is important in the design of the equipment components and/or the hydraulic control system,' said John Favier, CEO of DEM Solutions.
'The use of structural mechanics software such as FEA and MBD is essential for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for effective design of their equipment. Simulation of the interaction of equipment with the material it is designed to handle in real world conditions significantly enhances the capability of these CAE tools and enables engineers to design equipment with higher performance over the equipment service life.
'Employing coupled DEM-MDB simulation can also significantly reduce development costs and time-to-market by reducing reliance on field testing and use of empirical design rules when simulating transient loads from bulk materials,' he added.