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EDEM Announces 2018 Visualization Contest Winners

EDEM Announces 2018 Visualization Contest Winners
0 comments, 14/09/2018, by , in CAE, DEM, News

EDINBURGH, UK, Sep 14, 2018 - EDEM is pleased to present the winners of the 2018 Visualization Contest. The contest promotes simulation expertise and innovation in the field of bulk and granular material simulation in engineering design, industrial R&D and academic research.


Contest_winners_comboEDEM Visualization Contest 2018 winning entries


All users of EDEM software from industry and academia were invited to enter the contest by submitting their best EDEM simulation videos. Entries showcased a range of applications from agriculture, food processing and construction to planetary and space exploration. Participants took advantage of EDEM’s advanced customization capabilities to simulate complex material behavior such as breakage, flexible fibers, wetting, fluidization and more.

This year’s contest introduced a special category with a guest judge, Professor Jin Ooi, an expert in the field of Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) and a well-known figure in the DEM community. Prof. Ooi chose his favorite video from all the entries received. In addition, 3 winners were selected and 3 honorary mentions awarded among all the submissions.


Jakub Hlosta, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Fluidized bed coffee roaster simulated using EDEM-CFD coupling
Prize: GoPro Hero Camera.


Adam Kovacs, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Simulation of Maize Harvesting
Prize: £300 Amazon gift card


Florian Schramm, Braunschweig University of Technology
Simulation of fabric falling over an obstacle
Prize £200 Amazon gift card


Cristiano Pizzamiglio, Politecnico di Torino – Team DIANA.
Simulation of four-wheel steering rover for planetary exploration using EDEM-MBD coupling
Prize: £100 Amazon gift card


Knut Krenzer, IAB Weimar.
Simulating different material behaviors using EDEM standard and custom contact models

Chris Saunders, University of South Australia
Simulation of rotary spader interacting with soil

Akeem Olaleye, University of Limerick
Pneumatic transport of cohesive dairy powders simulated with EDEM-CFD coupling

Richard LaRoche, CEO of EDEM commented, “We are extremely pleased with the response we got to the contest! We received very impressive entries making use of EDEM’s advanced and unique capabilities to simulate complex and innovative applications. I’d like to thank all who participated.”

All the winning videos are displayed in the Contest WINNERS GALLERY.

About EDEM

EDEM is the market-leading Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation. EDEM simulation technology is used for ‘virtual testing’ of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in the mining, equipment manufacturing and process industries. Companies worldwide use EDEM to optimize equipment design, increase productivity, reduce costs of operations, shorten product development cycles and drive product innovation. EDEM is a global company established in 2003 as DEM Solutions Ltd. and headquartered in Edinburgh, UK with offices in USA and Japan and supported by a network of channel partners in South America, South Africa and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.edemsimulation.com.

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