Particle Simulation using the Discrete Elements Method
Seminar or eLearning Course
The Rocky DEM software is an ideal tool for the analysis of many mechanical process engineering applications. It allows accurate predictions of particle behavior, taking into account the dynamic interaction between particles and also between particles and machine components. For example, mass flow, collisions, heat transfer, as well as wear and particle breakage can be analyzed. Wherever large quantities of particles or more generally of bodies are set in motion, Rocky can be used to understand and specifically improve these processes. The size, shape, material, and mutual interaction can be selected in a wide range in Rocky. Typical fields of application include filling, transport, separating, mixing, sorting, and treating processes.
Firstly, measures for optimizing the transport process of the bulk material, for example to minimize material losses or to avoid dust formation, can be tested here. Moreover, the results provide essential information for the targeted improvement of systems, for example to increase the service life of conveyor belts and other components. Rocky DEM is used to optimize grinding processes, mixers, mills, and crushers, as well as pneumatic conveying lines and classifying screens. The particle spectrum ranges from the smallest particles in the micrometer range, to synthetic particles such as tablets, to gravel. Furthermore, production, transport, and processing of components such as screws, discs, bottles, etc. can be simulated.