The discrete element method (DEM) models the behavior of individual particles to provide insight into the behavior of the bulk material.
The discrete element method (DEM) is a numerical technique developed by Peter Cundall and Otto Strack to study problems in rock mechanics that has found wide applicability in many fields where granular materials are processed or handled. DEM is a versatile tool that can enable engineers to better understand particle flow dynamics and that, in time, should lead to more-efficient equipment designs and improved process efficiency and product quality.
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