DEM Solutions Ltd.

49 Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 3NH, UK
Tel: +44 131 220 9840
Fax: +44 131 220 9841

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U.S.A. Phone: 603.448.2330


DEM Solutions Ltd. is the global leader in discrete element modeling software solutions for bulk material flow simulation. The company's flagship product EDEM is used to optimize equipment design and operating conditions in particulate handling and manufacturing processes. EDEM is based on advanced DEM (Discrete Element Method) technology. It simulates and analyses the behavior of individual particles and provides a platform for integrating particle, fluid and machine dynamics. EDEM is being deployed in a wide range of industries including mining and mineral processing, heavy equipment manufacturing, agriculture, chemical processing, and pharmaceuticals.

DEM Solutions works closely with ANSYS, Inc. to understand customer needs in the area of particulate systems and bring innovative software solutions through the development of co-simulation capabilities. This includes:

  • Enhancing equipment design with the 'EDEM add-in for ANSYS Workbench'

With support from ANSYS, DEM Solutions has worked to develop a co-simulation capability enabling engineers to access EDEM bulk materials simulation data directly within ANSYS Workbench. This allows users to include high-quality and realistic representations of bulk materials and their complex behaviors in Finite Element Analysis.

The 'EDEM Add-In for ANSYS Workbench' introduces a streamlined process to transfer pressures and forces acting on equipment, and gives design engineers and manufacturers access to EDEM data in the familiar Workbench environment.

The Add-in can be downloaded and used free of charge from the DEM Solutions website. A tutorial is available for ANSYS users who wish to try out the method but currently do not have an EDEM license.

  • Investigating particle-fluid systems with the ‘Parallel EDEM CFD Coupling for ANSYS Fluent

In partnership with ANSYS, Inc., DEM Solutions has developed an open-source, two-way coupling between EDEM and ANSYS Fluent to provide a unique capability to model particle-fluid flows at the particle-scale. EDEM complements the ANSYS Fluent solid-fluid phase capability by adding discrete particle effects to the continuum model. The coupling allows ANSYS Fluent and EDEM to run using parallel processing in co-simulation environments. As an open-source software, users also have access to the coupling source code and can innovate and customize how Fluent and EDEM work together.

For more information on the EDEM Add-In for ANSYS Workbench or the EDEM-ANSYS Fluent coupling please contact DEM Solutions.