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Off-road Mobility of an 8x8 Light Armored Vehicle

EDEM, MotionSolve and Activate are used to assess the performance of a 8x8 light armored vehicle (LAV) and to perform stress validation.

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Off-road buggy simulation using EDEM coupled with MotionSolve

In this video EDEM is coupled with MotionSolve to accurately predict the performance of an off-road buggy on different terrains. With EDEM, an extensive range of terrains can be modeled to suit the vehicle test requirements, including sand, gravel...

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Mobility of a Military Tank Vehicle on Soft Terrains

EDEM, MotionSolve and Activate are used to predict the behavior and performance of a tank vehicle on a sand dune and to study complex maneuvers live a pivot turn.

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Using Altair EDEM for Off-road Vehicle Design

Watch examples of applications of EDEM coupled with MotionSolve and Activate in the design of tracked and wheeled vehicles.

EDEM software, powered by the Discrete Element Method (DEM), accurately represents the behavior or rocks, soils and ores and can realistically model a variety of ter

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Dump Truck loading analysis using EDEM and OptiStruct

This video shows how EDEM can be used to understand and predict the behavior and impact of different bulk materials like gravel, clay, tar and grass on a dump truck. EDEM provides accurate contact forces data that can be used to run finite element...

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Simulation of Dump Truck unloading material into hopper using EDEM

EDEM can be used to aid the design process of dump truck bodies. Realistic material modeling allows users to test dump truck performance in different operating conditions by analyzing loading/unloading patterns or pressure distributions.

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Road Grader simulation using EDEM

This video produced in collaboration with Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG) shows how EDEM software can be used to simulate grader applications such as flattening, ditching and scraping. Ground particles can be colored by velocity, layers...

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Grab Bucket simulation using EDEM coupled with MotionSolve

In this video EDEM is coupled with MotionSolve to better understand and predict the performance of a grab bucket handling different materials. Critical information on how the equipment responds when interacting with the bulk material can be obtain...

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Excavator Bucket simulation using EDEM

EDEM can be used to optimize the design of excavator buckets - providing key insight into equipment performance. Different designs can be compared for handling a range of materials such as rocks, gravels or more cohesive materials. Key information...

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Using Altair EDEM in the design of Construction & Mining Equipment

Watch examples of applications of EDEM in the design of dump trucks, excavators, loaders, grab buckets, and more.

EDEM software, powered by the Discrete Element Method (DEM), accurately simulates the behavior of rocks, soils, ores and gravel, etc. It provides engineers with crucial insight

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EDEM simulation of Transfer Chute

EDEM can be used to evaluate and verify the design performance of transfer chutes and address key design challenges such as spillage, blockage and wear.

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EDEM simulation of Jaw Crusher

This video shows the analysis of the jaw crushing process for different materials (iron ore, limestone and granulite). The Tavares Breakage model in EDEM allows accurate modelling of the real process by simulating a continuous feed-rate and the co...

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EDEM simulation of Vibrating Screen

This video, produced in collaboration with HL Atacama, shows how EDEM can be used to simulate and analyze a Vibration Screening process. Sensors can be added to measure the total passed mass and data can be exported to analyze the screening proces...

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EDEM simulation of Full Scale Mill

This video produced in collaboration with Tega Industries shows how EDEM software can be used to simulate a full-scale mill. The ore rheology at different sections can be analyzed, and the pressure and wear on the shell liners can be predicted, en...

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Using Altair EDEM in Mining & Metals

Watch examples of applications of EDEM in the mining, mineral processing and steelmaking industries.

EDEM software, powered by the Discrete Element Method (DEM), enables engineers to predict the flow behavior of rocks, ores and coal, ores through each segment of their equipment and operation. It

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EDEM simulation of Combine Harvester

EDEM capabilities allow for simulation of various processes inside a combine harvester, including screw auger systems and grain sieving. EDEM's advanced capabilities also enable modeling of flexible straws to analyze their behavior in straw walker...

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EDEM simulation of Potato Harvester

Assess Grading, Segregation Performance & Crop Damage.

This video shows potatoes being conveyed through a fragment of a potato harvester. The equipment parts simulated include picking table web, grading rollers and a floor bunker. The video demonstrates how EDEM can be used to test differe

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EDEM simulation of Rotovator

This video shows how EDEM can be used to simulate soil-machine interaction in order to optimize the design of a single shaft rotovator and achieve better pulverization quality.

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EDEM simulation of Swather raking grass

This video shows a swather - an agricultural machine that rakes mowed grass into windrows. Using EDEM it is possible to simulate the grass and its interaction with the machine in order to optimize the design and process. The grass was simulated in...

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Using Altair EDEM for Agricultural Machinery Design

Watch examples of applications of EDEM in the design of agricultural machinery such as combine harvesters, tillage tools, and grain handling systems.

EDEM software, powered by the Discrete Element Method (DEM), simulates and analyze the behavior of grains, seeds, crops and soils. It enabl

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EDEM simulation of Tablet Compaction

In this video EDEM is used to simulate and analyze a tablet compaction process, using the Edinburgh Elasto-Plastic Adhesion contact model (EEPA) to capture the complex behavior of the powders. EDEM enables users to obtain key micro-mechanical info...

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EDEM simulation of Wet Mixing - Liquid Transfer in a Drum Mixer

In this example, EDEM’s Application Programming Interface (API) can be used to introduce custom physics to the simulation, allowing particles to have a liquid content. Here, particles with a water content are added into a mixer containing powder. ...

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EDEM simulation of Screw Auger handling Powders

This video compares the behavior of two different powders in a screw auger – one of the powders being highly cohesive and the other one free flowing. EDEM provides key insight into the discharge of the hopper, the compressive force acting on the p...

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EDEM simulation of Powder Raking in Additive Manufacturing

This simulation models over 8 million particles of less than 0.3mm in size. Large amounts of tiny particles are common in Additive Manufacturing applications. This video shows powder raking and how EDEM tools can be used to analyze voidage, partic...

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EDEM simulation of Hopper Discharge for Powders

This video shows the analysis of the hopper discharge process for powders. EDEM allows coloring the powders by layers, velocity and residence time. Additionally, the set-up of bins enables collecting, extracting and plotting data such as mass flow...

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Using Altair EDEM for Process Manufacturing

Watch examples of applications of Altair EDEM in the pharmaceutical, food, chemicals and additive manufacturing industries.

EDEM software, powered by the Discrete Element Method (DEM), enables companies to accurately simulate and analyze the behavior of bulk solids, providing key informatio

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EDEM simulation of Tablet Coating

The EDEM Application Programming Interface (API) is used to create custom contact models and properties to simulate tablet coating process. The video demonstrates how EDEM can be used as a predictive tool to perform virtual testing and investigate...

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EDEM simulation of Die Filling for Pharmaceutical Powders

This video shows the analysis of the feed frame for the die filling process for pharmaceutical powders. EDEM allows the use of colors to differentiate powders by type, velocity and residence time. Additionally, the set-up of bins enables collectin...

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EDEM simulation of a Pin Mill

Pin mills are widely used across many industries to comminute bulk solids like chemicals, sugar, herbicides and resins. In this video EDEM is used to simulate and analyze material size reduction in a pin mill, using the Tavares Breakage Model to a...

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EDEM simulation of Food processing Extruder

This video was part of a project with Micron, where EDEM was used to model a food processing extruder. Using EDEM software it was possible to simulate how the material turns into a solid under high compression at the extruder nozzle. In addition, ...

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EDEM simulation of Powder Dosing Wheel in Additive Manufacturing

In this collaboration with The Barnes Group Advisors, EDEM has been used to get an insight into the functioning of the material delivery system used in an additive manufacturing printer. Two powders with different flowability were characterized an...

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EDEM simulation of Powder Mixing in High Shear Granulator

The video presents how EDEM can be used to analyze the mixing efficiency within a High Shear Granulator filled with 10 million particles. In this example, the mixing process of two powders with different particle size is shown. EDEM allows to visu...

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Using Altair Software for System Modeling

Altair model-based development tools drive fast development for smarter connected systems. Altair customers simulate complex products as systems-of-systems throughout their entire development cycle. Explore more by combining mechanical models with...

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Using Altair Software for Multiphysics

Altair provides an industry-leading portfolio of multiphysics-enabled software to simulate a wide range of interacting physical models including fluid-structure interaction, flexible bodies, aeroacoustics, and thermomechanical simulation. Together...

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Using Altair Software for Manufacturing

Altair offers a unique set of simulation tools to evaluate product feasibility, optimize the manufacturing process, and run virtual try-outs for many traditional, subtractive, and additive manufacturing processes. Users can validate designs early ...

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Altair EDEM - Mixing in Tablet Coater

Altair EDEM is high-performance software for bulk and granular material simulation. This short video demonstrates a typical workflow to Investigate inter-tablet coating uniformity and assess mixing in the coating pan.

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Altair EDEM and MotionSolve - Coupled Simulation of an Excavator

The latest release of EDEM integrates bulk material modeling with multibody dynamics simulation and hydraulics, ideal for heavy equipment and agricultural applications. In this short video we're demonstrating the EDEM - MotionSolve coupling applie...

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