Minerals & Mining

Particle processes in the minerals and mining industries account for up 10% of the world's energy consumption. We help to make these processes greener and more efficient.

  • CFD-DEM simulation of fibres in a blender

    This simulation shows slightly flexible fibers in a CFD-DEM simulation, which are cut by a rotor blade.

  • CFDEM®workbench: Pegasus like a pro

    A DEM simulation workflow using the LIGGGHTS® DEM engine: Cutting-edge flow simulation technology available to engineers and researchers. 

  • Fluidization of superquadric particles

    CFD-DEM simulation of fluidization of elongated blocky particles. The particle shape is resolved using a superquadric shape model

  • Size-based Segregation of Pharmaceutical Powders

    Size-based Segregation of Pharmaceutical Powders

  • Post-processing and averaging of DEM data

    Post-processing and averaging with LIGGGHTS®

  • Flow of superquadric particles

    DEM simulation of silo discharge of tablets

  • Flow of superquadric particles

    DEM simulation of silo discharge of tablets

  • Post-processing and averaging of DEM data

    Post-processing and averaging with LIGGGHTS®

  • CFD-DEM simulation of stirred tank

    This is the simulation of a stirred tank, consisting of 2 phases (water and particles).

  • Simulation of dust propagation from a transfer chute

    CFD-DEM simulation of dust propagation from a transfer chute

  • 3-phase ball mill: VOF-DEM

    This is the simulation of a 3-phase (particles, fluid, air) ball mill using a coupled VOF (Volume of Fluid) - DEM approach.

  • Simulation of dust propagation from a transfer chute

    CFD-DEM simulation of dust propagation from a transfer chute

  • CFD-DEM model of rotary cooler

    CFD-DEM can predict cooling efficiency

  • Gearbox with liquid-solid suspension

    This is a showcase for complex geometry motion (gears are interlocked) and its interaction with a liquid-particle suspension. The fluid "feels" the influence of the particles and the geometry (gears). The particles "feel" the fluid and the geometry. The whole simulation was realized with LIGGGHTS(R) and CFDEM(R)coupling software.

  • CFD-DEM model of rotary cooler

    CFD-DEM can predict cooling efficiency

  • Gearbox with liquid-solid suspension

    This is a showcase for complex geometry motion (gears are interlocked) and its interaction with a liquid-particle suspension. The fluid "feels" the influence of the particles and the geometry (gears). The particles "feel" the fluid and the geometry. The whole simulation was realized with LIGGGHTS(R) and CFDEM(R)coupling software.

  • CFD-DEM simulation of circulating fluidized bed

    Circulating fluidized beds (CFBs) are of high importance in the chemical, process, plastics, steelmaking and other industries.

  • DEM simulation of cohesive particle mixing

    Particle mixing is ubiquitous in many industries. Our numerical methods can help to predict the mixing quality.

  • CFD-DEM modelling of fibres in mold flow

    Combining coupled CFD-DEM numerical techniques with multi-sphere DEM particle allows the simulation fibres for instance in polymer mold flow.

  • DEM simulation of hopper/silo discharge

    Hoppers and silos are very common devices to store bulk solids.

  • Comparison of multisphere method and advanced multisphere method

    DEM simulation of chute flow: Comparison of multisphere method and advanced multisphere method

  • Ship / soil interaction with CFD-DEM

    This video shows the interaction of a ship with the soil underneath using a CFD-DEM method together with an immersed boundary / fictitious domain method.

  • Resolved CFD-DEM simulation of sediment motion

    The resolved CFD-DEM technique allows to simulate sediment motion at a very detailed and accurate level.

  • DEM simulation of particle segregation

    This is a very simple showcase to demonstrate the capability of DEM to predict particle segregation, which applies to a variety of processes.

  • DEM simulation of hopper/silo flow - non-sphercial particles

    This case study shows the influence of particle non-sphericity.

  • DEM Simulation of transfer chute / optimized geometry

    This is the simulation of particle flow in an transfer chute optimized to for less spillage and dust emissions.

  • Moving bed reactor

    Moving bed reactor with convective heat transfer

  • DEM Simulation of transfer chute / simple geometry

    This is the simulation of particle flow in a simple transfer chute prone to spillage and spreading out dust.

  • DEM simulation of rotary dryer / case comparison

    This is the simulation of a rotary dryer.

  • coarse-grained CFD-DEM simulation of bubbling fluidized bed

    This is the CFD-DEM simulation of a bubbling fluidized bed, as frequently used in many industries.

  • DEM simulation of wear prediction coupled to geometry deformation

    This is a showcase for a geometrically resolved simulation of erosive wear on solids handling equipment.

  • CFD-DEM simulation of different transfer chute / geometry optimization

    This is the simulation of the particle and gas / dust in a transfer chute with two geometries.

  • DEM modelling of excavation process / no cohesion

    Our tools can help you to predict excavation efficiency and wear hot-spots on equipment.

  • DEM modelling of excavation process / high cohesion

    Our tools can help you to predict excavation efficiency and wear hot-spots on equipment.

  • DEM simulation of chute abrasion with coarse graining

    DEM simulation of chute abrasion with dragforce - showcase for correct coarse graining