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DEM Flow Analysis

DG Marshall’s Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulation package can be used to quickly and accurately model three-dimensional behavior of granular flow in a wide range of material properties including wet, sticky, and cohesive materials. DEM can provide a clear understanding of material degradation, surface wear, impact damage, energy dissipation, and other fundamental parameters. By predicting the wear on transfer chute liners, conveyor belts, and other surfaces allows the ability to qualitatively compare multiple transfer chute designs and select the optimal geometry that minimizes wear, dust generation, and material abrasion.

Benefits of DEM

Visualize material flow

Determine bulk material flow patterns and rates

Analyze impact forces and wear patterns on boundary surfaces

Regulate velocity profiles and dead zones

Optimize chute designs and transfer points

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