Featured Work

Some examples for academic and industrial work from the community, using codes of CFDEM®project
This contains of course only the work we've heard of and is not comprehensive.
If you have published a paper using LIGGGHTS® or CFDEM®coupling results or want to share interesting reports, videos or pics, please contact us.

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The birth of a dinosaur footprint: Subsurface 3D motion reconstruction and discrete element simulation reveal track ontogeny
Falkingham PL, Gatesy SM
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 23;111(51):18279-84. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416252111. Epub 2014 Dec 8.

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Simulation of the Peristaltic Conveying of Parcels as Bulk
Publication by Liu Cao et al. 2014.

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New geometry representation for complex motion.
Some very nice new functionality has been developed at DCS Computing in cooperation with Bruno Blais.
See here a gear box with liquid particle suspension:

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Review and future options for computer modelling in the sugar industry
F Plaza, G Kent, D Rackemann, D Stephens
Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 36th Conference, Gold Coast, QLD.

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Decoding the structure of granular and porous materials from speckled phase contrast X-ray images
R. P. Carnibella, M. J. Kitchen, and A. Fouras
Journal of Terramechanics 50 (2013) 277–287

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Modeling of wheel–soil interaction over rough terrain using the discrete element method
William Smith, Huei Peng
12 August 2013 | Vol. 21, No. 16 | DOI:10.1364/OE.21.019153 | OPTICS EXPRESS 19153

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DEM modelling and identification of representative element volume of soil skeleton
Sadaghiani, Jentsch, Faulstich, Winkler, Witt
Fundamentals of Ground Engineering, pp 403 ff

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Simulation of a bechererite
Christian Richter; OVGU Magdeburg / IBAF

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Unexpected trapping of particles at a T junction
Daniele Vigolo, Stefan Radl, and Howard A. Stone
PNAS paper

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Modélisation du frittage par une approche dynamique des contacts
Sylvain MARTIN, Mohamed GUESSASMA, Jérôme FORTIN, Khashayar SALEH,
Jacques LECHELLE, Frédéric ADENOT
CSMA 2013 (11e Colloque National en Calcul des Structures)

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Computational modelling of submerged-arc furnace burden
Proc. 13th Intl. Ferroalloys Congress, Quinn Reynolds, Mintec

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Particle Laden Jet by OpenFOAM and CFDEM
Video from International Conference on Multiphase Flow 2013 talk
Ruo-Qian Wang, MIT

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Turbulence- and particle-resolving
numerical modeling of sediment transport

Mark Schmeeckle, Arizona State University

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DEM simulation of particles of complex shapes using the
multisphere method: application for additive manufacturing

Eric J. R. Parteli

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Coupled CFD–DEM simulation of fluid–particle interaction in geomechanics
Powder Technology 239 (2013) 248–258
Jidong Zhao, Tong Shan,

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METHODOLODGY FOR CFD-DEM MODELLING OF PARTICULATE SUSPENSION RHEOLOGY
Ninth International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries
CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia, 10-12 December 2012
Evan M. SMUTS , Dave A. DEGLON and Chris J. MEYER

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Plattform- und Softwareunabhängige Simulation der Erdstoff-Maschine Interaktion
5. Fachtagung Baumaschinentechnik 2012
Günter Kunze, André Katterfeld, Christian Richter, Hendrik Otto, Christian Schubert

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Simulation of Conveying Processes in Vibratory Conveyors
Logistics Journal
Niels Dallinger, Thomas Risch, Klaus Nendel
DOI: 10.2195/lj_Proc_dallinger_de_201210_01 URN: urn:nbn:de:0009-14-34266

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The dependence of mantle thermal conductivity on particle shape and size
Conference proceeding
M.S. Bentley. G. Kargl, N.I. Kömle and W. Macher
European Planetary Science Congress 2012, Vol. 7 EPSC2012-566-1 2012

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Vibration Induced Granular Flow Through An Elbow
Iván Sánchez, J.R. Darias, O. P. Michelangelli
International Conference of Agricultural Engineering CIGR-AgEng2012

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(ongoing) PhD thesis - Daniel Nasato (JKU)

Die Filling:

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Master thesis - Markus Schörgenhumer (JKU)

Flexible fibres in fluid flow:

Simulation of a liquid column damper:

Thesis (funded by the Austrian Center of Competence in Mechatronics, www.accm.eu):
Fluid-Structure Interaction: Coupling of Flexible Multibody Dynamics with Particle-Based Fluid Mechanics

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Master thesis - Klemens Gruber (JKU)

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DEM - MBD Co-Simulation, coupled via FMI

Wheelloader model by C. Schubert, TU Dresden, Professorship of Construction Machines and Conveying Technology (http://www.tu-dresden.de/bft)
Simulation by C. Richter and Jun. Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Katterfeld, University Magdeburg “Otto-von-Guericke”, Department of Material Handling (http://www.ilm.ovgu.de)
Simulation was perfomed using LIGGGHTS and FMI (http://www.modelisar.org)

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Master thesis - Fabian Uhlig
Numerische Simulation komplexer Partikel-Fluid-Wechselwirkungen in CFD und DEM: feuchte Kontakte und Sedimentationsprozesse in nichtnewtonschen Fluiden.

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Master thesis - Vinodh Vedachalam
Discrete Element Modelling Of Granular Snow Particles Using LIGGGHTS.

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PhD thesis - Gijsbert Wierink

A Computational Framework for Coupled Modelling of Three-Phase Systems with Soluble Surfactants.

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Molecular Dynamics simulation for PBR pebble tracking simulation
Journal Paper
Molecular Dynamics simulation for PBR pebble tracking simulation
via a random walk approach using Monte Carlo simulation
Kyoung O. Lee, Thomas W. Holmes, Adan F. Calderon, Robin P. Gardner
Applied Radiation and Isotopes 70 (2012) 827–830
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.11.043
Report
http://www.cearonline.com/sites/default/CEAR_Annual/2011/14_StochasticMo...

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Forces subies par un objet en mouvement dans un milieu granulaire
F. Guillard, O. Pouliquen, Y. Forterre
20ème Congrès Français de Mécanique
http://documents.irevues.inist.fr/bitstream/handle/2042/46273/cfm2011_36...

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DEM Simulation of the Spheronization Process
M. Köster, M. Thommes
AAPS Annual Meeting 2011, Washington
http://abstracts.aapspharmaceutica.com/aaps2011/ViewPDF.asp?sbmID=2914&v...

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Spherical shock-wave propagation in three-dimensional granular packings
Kun Xue and Chun-Hua Bai
Phys. Rev. E 83, 021305 (2011)
http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.83.021305

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Simulation of radial segregation in horizontally rotating drum
Discrete particle simulation of radial segregation in horizontally rotating drum: Effects of drum-length and non-rotating end-plates, Physica A
Ram Chand , Murad Ali Khaskheli, Abdul Qadir, Baoliang Ge, Qingfan Shi
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2012.05.019

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Vibratory bowl feeder
This is work by Niels Dallinger (TU Chemnitz) simulating a vibratory bowl feeder.

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Screw Conveyor
This is work by Michael Aigner and Klaus Straka (both JKU) simulating a screw conveyor. Michael Aigner (ipeb) and Klaus Straka (ipim) did simulations on a feeding zone of a single screw plastification unit.

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Conveyor Transfer Station
This is work by Pieter Nienaber from Foxprojects, ZA, simulating a conveyor transfer station of an actual (flawed)
design involving two conveyor belts, a chute with lipliners, and skirts.

Example Video

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Die Filling - FE Coupling
This is work by Plansee SE , http://www.plansee.com coupling LIGGGHTS to a FE code for the simulation of die filling.
LINK.