DEM Solutions, announced the release of EDEM 2.5.1 software with a new programmable interface to enable bidirectional coupling with Multibody Dynamics (MBD) simulation. The enhanced interfacing capability extends the EDEM simulation environment for customers using other computer-aided-engineering (CAE) tools, particularly those using structural mechanics simulation software such as structural finite element analysis (FEA) and MBD in the design of heavy equipment and machinery, the company says.
"The Multibody Dynamics Coupling Interface is important to customers who design machinery that handles or processes bulk materials, particularly where the dynamic loading from bulk materials is important in the design of the equipment components and/or the hydraulic control system," said John Favier, CEO of DEM Solutions. "The use of structural mechanics software such as FEA and MBD is essential for OEMs for effective design of their equipment."
EDEM already allows coupling to structural FEA software through sharing of common surface meshes, enabling simulation of the structural dynamics of equipment subject to transient loading from bulk materials. These coupled models are implemented using EDEM APIs and enable the structural response to transient surface loads to be computed using both static or dynamic FEAmodels.
"With the addition of the Multibody Dynamics Coupling Interface, EDEM now has the interfaces and functionality to couple with all of the major CAE technologies, enabling a more integrated and seamless multi-physics simulation capability for engineering design and analysis in equipment manufacturing," Favier said.
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