Finite – Discrete – Element Simulation

Nowadays the importance of the Finite Element Method (FEM) and the Discrete Element Method (DEM) is unquestionable. These simulation methods used frequently in the industry to lower the costs and improve the efficiency of the design process. The FEM is popular nearly everywhere in the engineering routine but the DEM is also used on several occasion. The nowadays techniques and the state of development of the different software systems can allow the coupled usage of the two different methods. Thus the topics include (but are not limited to) the following new developments:

  • Different FEM simulations from every engineering fields
  • Coupled FEM simulations from every engineering fields
  • Coupled DEM-FEM simulations
  • Coupled DEM-MBD simulations
  • DEM material model developments
  • Different applications of DEM
  • Different application of the coupled simulations
  • Practical usage of the FEM; DEM simulations