EDEM for ANSYS is a simulation tool that enables engineers to add realistic bulk material loads as standard in ANSYS® structural analysis without the need for expertise in bulk material simulation.
EDEM for ANSYS has been developed specifically for engineers who use ANSYS finite element analysis in the design of heavy equipment such as truck bodies, diggers, grab buckets and excavators that are intended to handle bulk materials like coal, ores, rocks and soils.
The new tool provides engineers with a detailed understanding of the impact materials have on their designs, leading to greater insight into equipment performance and enabling more design optimization improvements to be made. By using EDEM for ANSYS, engineers no longer have to rely on hand-calculation and assumptions to determine equipment loading and they are able to reduce the frequency and cost of expensive physical prototyping.
(Published on YouTube on April 19, 2017)