Altair EDEM™

Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) software

What is Altair EDEM?

EDEM® is high-performance software for bulk and granular material simulation.

Powered by state-of-the-art Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) technology, EDEM quickly and accurately simulates and analyzes the behavior of granular materials such as coal, mined ores, soils, fibers, grains, tablets, and powders.

EDEM simulation provides engineers with crucial insight into how those materials will interact with their equipment during a range of operation and process conditions.

EDEM can be used stand-alone or in streamlined workflows combined with other CAE technology such as Altair MotionSolve.

EDEM Overview Video


Instant Access to Material Models Libraries

Get started with simulations quickly and easily with EDEM's extensive range of pre-calibrated material models representing rocks, ores, soils and powders.

High Performance Solver

Fast and scalable compute performance across CPU, GPU and multi-GPU solvers - simulate large and complex particle systems involving millions or tens of millions of particles.

Integrate with Other CAE Tools

Extend your application scope by coupling EDEM with leading tools for other CAE disciplines -- from Altair or 3rd parties -- such as MBD (multi-body dynamics), FEA (finite element analysis), and CFD (computational fluid dynamics).

Key Features

Simulate Any Material

Use the validated and computationally efficient multi-sphere method to model real world particle shapes (large rocks, fine powders, grains, fibers, tablets, etc.)

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Realistic Material Behavior

Comprehensive range of validated physics models for representing any material behavior (dry, sticky, compressible etc.)

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Fast and Easy Workflow

Intuitive user interface for quick simulation set-up. Material models libraries available for direct access to suitable material inputs. Powerful solver for fast simulation times.

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Advanced Analysis

Extensive set of built-in tools for visualization and analysis. Data export option and Python library available for further post-processing.

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Custom physics with EDEM’s API for complex simulations and advanced material behavior: wet coating, agglomeration, breakage, magnetic particles and more.

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CAE Integration

Couple EDEM with FEA and MBD tools to include realistic material loads in structural and system dynamics analysis. Combine with CFD tools for accurate simulation of particle-fluid systems.

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