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New CFD Coupling Interface for EDEM

Posted By: Julie Knapp
Date:Thu, 24 May 2012, 8:10 p.m.

New CFD Coupling Interface for EDEM enables particle-fluid simulation with any CFD software.

DEM Solutions introduces a customizable interface for coupling EDEM® with CFD software to simulate particle-fluid systems.

Edinburgh, Scotland, May 16, 2012. DEM Solutions, the market leader in DEM (discrete element modeling) software and services for the design and optimization of bulk particle handling and process equipment, has introduced an EDEM CFD Coupling Interface™ that enables coupling of EDEM with any proprietary, open source or in-house multi-phase CFD solver to simulate fully coupled particle-fluid flow at the particle-scale.

DEM Solutions pioneered industry application of coupled DE-CFD simulation with the introduction in 2006 of coupled EDEM-Fluent simulation employing a dedicated bi-directional coupling between EDEM and Ansys Fluent software. This co-simulation capability is now widely used in both industrial and academic R&D to model processes such as fluidised beds, pneumatic and hydrodynamic transport of solids, solid-liquid mixing, and many other particle-fluid systems. The new CFD Coupling Interface extends this market-leading capability to any CFD software with a multi-phase solver. It enables development of coupled DEM-CFD solutions using the fastest and most extensible DEM simulation software on the market. The CFD Coupling Interface can access the custom particle property functions via the EDEM API providing a means of simulating any particle-fluid interaction including momentum, heat and mass transfer. “The EDEM CFD Coupling Interface is a significant addition to the EDEM simulation platform”, comments Dr John Favier, CEO of DEM Solutions. “In addition to enabling customized solutions for coupled particle-fluid flow simulation, the new interface provides our customers with the capability to couple EDEM with solvers simulating electromagnetic fields. The EDEM CFD Coupling Interface highlights our commitment to providing our users with the most extensible DE (discrete element) software on the market.”

About DEM Solutions: DEM Solutions is the market leader in simulation software for engineering of bulk particle handling and processing equipment. We offer EDEM, the world’s leading DEM simulation software, supported by expert advice on deployment along with model calibration and engineering simulation services. Our simulation technology enables ‘virtual testing’ of equipment designs providing engineers with a tool that reduces design risk by increasing confidence that the equipment will meet its performance requirements. Companies use our simulation solutions to increase productivity, reduce costs of operations, shorten product development cycles and drive product innovation. Visit our website at

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New CFD Coupling Interface for EDEM

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