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DEM & Scale Modeling for Materials Handling Design

Bin Chen, PhD  (Engineering Manager, TUNRA Bulk Solids at The University of Newcastle)

Location: Room 1

Date: Tuesday, October 6

Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm

Track: Track A: Material Flow & Storage

Vault Recording: TBD

Discrete Element modeling (DEM) is used most commonly in chute design but is increasingly used for more general materials handling problems such as train load outs, bin design and feeder design. Scale modeling complements the understanding gained with DEM and further progresses the knowledge of proposed plant behavior. These aspects, used in conjunction with current theory, provides a reliable framework for the design of materials handling plant. Topics covered include:

  • The application of DEM to real world bulk handling applications
  • Calibration of DEM for use in the design of bulk handling solutions
  • Design and specification techniques using DEM
  • The application of scale modeling to real world bulk handling applications
  • Scale modeling and DEM validation
  • How theory, DEM and scale modeling crossover in the design environment