Discrete Element Method Services
Discrete Element Method (DEM) is a family of numerical methods for computing the motion of a large number of particles like molecules or grains of sand. Using DEM, the changes in microstructure, shape and deformations, dynamics, and forces within the system can be captured in real time and in detail. Furthermore, DEM has the ability to couple with fluid flow simulations through CFD-DEM coupling. This allows interchanged momentum and temperature effects between solid and fluid boundaries.
Therefore, particle-based DEM has emerged as a robust tool and has become a favourite among scientists and engineers to tackle a wide range of real-world problems. They include rock mechanics, soil mechanics, ice mechanics, structural analysis, granular materials, material processing, fluid mechanics, multibody systems, robot simulation, computer animation, etc.
ENA2 engineers’ extensive knowledge of Discrete Element Method, coupled with state-of-the-art Dassault Systèmes fluid dynamics technology and multi-disciplinary experience, give us the tools to solve a wide range of engineering problems. Check out the type of analysis you are interested in and contact us to talk to our specialist.
Solid or Particle Flows
Rotating drums, such as the rotary kiln and ball mill, have been widely employed in food processing, smelting, cement, pharmaceuticals and other important industries fields.
Often particles solid particles travel in fluid medium exchanging both momentum and energy. DEM coupled with CFD analysis can simulate such flows.