References & Awards

Awards & How our customers see us.

Dr. Stephen Viduka, Product Developement, Outotec (Australia):
"Our recent thickener raking study has shown that DEM has the ability to simulate our process scenario of interest. Therefore, it has the potential to be used as a tool to improve our current design. The CFDEM®workbench is a stable trustworthy platform that has improved the workability of LIGGGHTS®. Moreover, it is convenient to use in our business environment as it enables the rapid performance of tasks with little training and we have high confidence in the results"

Dr. Kurt Wieder, Head Ironmaking Technology,Siemens VAI:
“As an early adopter of cutting edge simulation technology, Siemens VAI was the first industrial partner to co-fund the development of LIGGGHTS® and CFDEM®coupling and has continued to do so over the past several years. Siemens VAI has been incorporating DCS Computing’s services into design projects to obtain a high level of confidence in materials handling equipment designs of the COREX® and FINEX® process. This results in increased equipment reliability and availability, reduced maintenance costs as well as better overall plant performance.”

Dr. Andreas Bohm, Manager Calciner & Solid Material Handling, Technip :
“We have entrusted DCS Computing to perform simulation calculations required to optimise Technip`s equipment performance for calciner & solid material handling. We use the results to verify our mechanical design, to increase the reliability and efficiency of our products.”

Edison Award 2012 :
Just 5 months after the incorporation of DCS Computing, motivated by the success of CFDEM®project and the international recognition and reputation, the Austrian EDISION Award 2012 in the category "scientific achiements" was awarded to Dr. Goniva and Dr. Kloss for the continued success of the open source simulation project CFDEM®project. See press release here (German only).

MEC Award 2011 :
The Austrian Mechatronics Award (MEC Award) for the PhD thesis with highest industrial potential was awarded to Dr. Christoph Kloss, co-founder of DCS Computing for his PhD thesis „LIGGGHTS - A New Open Surce DEM Code Applied to the Corex Process", which did lay the foundation of what is now one of the reference DEM simulation software packages - LIGGGHTS®. See press release here (German only).