Realistic Particle Shapes

Rocky DEM enables you to specify both round and truly non-round particle shapes within your simulations.

You can mix and match different shape, size, flexibility, and adhesion combinations to create your own unique particle sets, not just the typical spheres or sphere clumps found within other DEM programs.

Rocky DEM - Multiple Particle Shapes

Multiple Particle Shapes

Multiple Particle Shapes - Fiber

Fiber

Set up and simulate the dynamics of a large number of fibers, depicting behaviors such as flexibility, deformation, and inter-fiber interaction as well as the effect of fluids on fibers through coupled simulations with Ansys Fluent.

 

Category - Fiber

 

Flexible - Yes

 

CFD Coupled - Yes

Multiple Particle Shapes - Shell

Shell

Open 3D objects made by joining two-dimensional surfaces to create an empty container of a thickness that you define—such as a bottle or box. Because they contain no interior volume, the mass of a shell particle is much lower than a similarly shaped solid particle.

 

Category - Shell

 

Flexible - Yes

 

CFD Coupled - Yes

Multiple Particle Shapes - Solid Concave

Solid Concave

Rocky DEM is able to simulate closed 3D whole or perforated shapes of full interior volume composed of geometry triangles with at least some inward facing components. In this way, you have a new horizon of possibilities.

 

Category - Solid

 

Flexible - Yes

 

CFD Coupled - Yes

Multiple Particle Shapes - Solid convex

Solid Convex

Explore even more possibilities with Rocky DEM 3D simulation of whole or perforated of full interior volume composed of geometry triangles with no inward facing components.

 

Category - Solid

 

Flexible - Yes

 

CFD Coupled - Yes