We use two codes to perform discrete element modeling (DEM) at TotalSIM US. The open source code CFDEM-coupling supported by DCS Computing and STAR-CCM+

To date, TotalSim has used CFDEM on several projects.  We are currently conducting a comparison between CFDEM and STAR-CCM+ predictions for the heat transfer and particle spatial distribution for a single heated air jet fluidizing a bed of cooler particles in a small, well-defined compartment.  The strengths and limitations of these software can be found in the following review file.

  1. Simulation of packing powder catalyst into a microchannel reactor using sonication
  2. Modeling of a large-scale, continuous peanut roaster

A select set of simple animations of LIGGGHTS and CFDEM simulations are described below and are available from TotalSim.