By DE Editors
DEM Solutions (Lebanon, NH) released EDEM 2.1, the latest version of the multi-purpose modeling software used to simulate and optimize bulk material handling and processing operations. It includes cutting-edge features developed in collaboration with customers in the bulk handling, mining & construction, pharmaceutical, chemical and agricultural sectors, allowing users to perform more sophisticated particle simulations.
To coincide with the release of the new version of EDEM, we will be running several EDEM 2.1 webinars for users, where a member of the DEM Solutions team will guide you through the features of EDEM 2.1 and help you get the most out of the latest version. The webinars are scheduled for the 9th and 10th of December.
EDEM 2.1 offers new integrated contact models and the flexibility to customize your own advanced physics and particle properties. Existing EDEM users will notice an improved user interface, an optimized Fluid Dynamics Coupling Module for FLUENT, a new Dynamics Coupling option, and a host of other enhancements.
For users working with materials that deform and break under stress such as in Rock Engineering, or tablet damage during mixing or transport in Pharmaceutical manufacturing, EDEM 2.1 integrates load-limited particle bonding and the ability to visualize intact and broken bonds, postprocess, and export bond data. For users seeking to expand into new areas with more complex particle properties, the EDEM extended API enables customization of particle contact and body force models and provides full data-save and postprocessing of user-defined particle attributes.
EDEM can couple directly with CFD software to allow users to simulate particle-fluid systems in applications such as dense-phase conveying, filtration, drying, particle agglomeration and clumping, fluidized flow, solid-liquid mixing, and spray coating. EDEM uses a surface mesh to represent the geometric boundary.
For those involved with mixing or drying applications, the heat transfer capability in EDEM 2.1 provides quantifiable data on the effect of heat on particles. And for equipment manufacturers looking at the interaction of particle dynamics with mechanical loads on equipment, the new EDEM Dynamics Coupling feature enables EDEM’s geometry motion to be controlled by external third-party dynamics software.
DEM Solutions also announced that Benetech, Inc. (Montgomery, IL) is implementing a perpetual license for the use of DEM Solutions’ EDEM modeling software in advanced chute technology. Benetech found that EDEM ran identical scenarios in much less time than their existing tool. EDEM also offered more sophisticated modeling, including much higher particle counts, wide distributions in particle size, non-spherical particles, cohesion, and other advanced modeling features important to Benetech.
For more information, visit DEM Solutions.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.