Videos on Handling & Processing of Powder & Bulk Solids
Traditionally, engineers using FE analysis to understand the structural integrity of heavy equipment have to estimate or guess the loads that bulk materials will impart on their equipment.
Bulk materials are complex and hand calculations or guesswork are limited in their ability to provide realistic inputs to FE analysis. As a result designs tend to only be tested in a small set of limited corner-cases. By bringing in Discrete Element Modelling data from EDEM software using the EDEM Add-In for ANSYS Workbench, we are able to capture realistic load profiles at all points during a bucket loading cycle. These loads can then be used instead of the limited hand-calculations in the ANSYS FE analysis of the structural integrity of the equipment.
It also allows for a wider set of operational conditions to be investigated. Combining ANSYS Mechanical FE analysis with EDEM data means that engineers can perform a wider range of ‘what if’ analysis when iterating through the design cycle. It means less prototyping is required which reduces overall costs, and allows for optimisation of key performance metrics such as total load, equipment weight, and efficiency.
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