Mission Statement

DCS provides computer aided engineering (CAE) software products and services in the field of flow simulation. These are built around our 3 areas of core competence and excellence.

We at DCS are committed to excellence in computational modelling and engineering solutions for flow processes.

This involves providing a wide range of services to both commercial and academic customers. These are built around our 3 areas of core competence and excellence:

Excellence in Computational Flow Modelling

We are committed to providing a suite of numerical models for fluid flow and particulate flows, to a degree which reflects both the necessary complexity to extract the physical core phenomenon and the necessary simplicity to allow large-scale simulations. We follow Albert Einstein, who said "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler". A solid background in fluid mechanics and particulate flow is the backbone for our modelling activities.

Excellence in Open Source Software Development

Developing software for numerical simulation naturally involves software development. We are committed to deliver excellent open source software, namely our flagship products, the DEM software LIGGGHTS® and the CFD-DEM package CFDEM®coupling. Both are distributed under open source license (GPL). The open-source license implies that your investments into our software are protected - further usage is not restricted, including for commercial purpose. It also means we have nothing to hide, and that our codes can be trusted. The version history of the codes and all decisions we make can be inspected, reviewed and criticized. Regular feedback from a worldwide community of users and experts from a variety of fields are an important input to improve our codes in terms of mathematical/physical validity and from a computer science point of view. This is all to make sure our codes are the high-performance cutting edge simulation tools you expect them to be.

Excellence in Engineering Solutions

The best modelling software is of no worth if the software is not applied to real-world-problems. The majority of our team members have an engineering background rather than a computer science background. This makes sure the application to real-world problems is the focus of DCS. The combination of precise numerical models and profound computer science background makes sure LIGGGHTS® and CFDEM®coupling have the required predictive capability. We work with our customers to improve their process performance, enhance throughput and reduce emissions and downtime. Note that the open source license does not conflict at all with confidentiality. When you use LIGGGHTS® or CFDEM®coupling, the confidentiality of your data, simulations and results is guaranteed at all time.