Creaform Engineering, which provides full-scale engineering services in product development, industrial design, numerical simulation (FEA/CFD) and industrialization, today announced that it will now be offering end-to-end services based on the Discrete Element Method (DEM).
DEM computationally analyzes the motions of particles and how they interact with other particles and equipment geometry. DEM can be used to assess a wide range of engineering applications, such as the dynamic response of equipment, bulk solids, equipment design, minerals processing, metals manufacturing, food processing, and much more. Many businesses can benefit from DEM expertise, including those in mining, heavy industries and machinery, and the pharmaceutical sector.
Creaform Engineering’s DEM know-how can also be coupled with its expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for specific projects pertaining to the analysis of particles and their interaction with fluid flows. DEM simulation can also be used in combination with finite element analysis (FEA) to address complex structural behavior caused by bulk material handling and particle impact.
“Creaform Engineering has extensive experience in advanced numerical simulations. While we completed a few projects involving DEM simulation in the past years, we weren’t officially offering and promoting this specific service to our customers. Our level of expertise, acquired through various sectors of activity, allow us to officially launch this offering. By adding DEM as a speciality within our service offering, we will be able to help our clients tackle highly challenging problems in their fields—whether it is designing better equipment or resolving issues related to particle mixing,” explained Pier-Olivier, Operations Manager – Numerical Simulation at Creaform Engineering.
For more information about Creaform Engineering’s DEM services, visit our DEM expertise page.