SDEM (Scalable DEM)
A technique that reduces the number of particles and improves calculation speeds by replacing multiple original particles in a granular system by large particles (coarse-grained particles) is called coarse-graining technology. SDEM (Scalable DEM), which is one of the coarse-graining technologies, is implemented in Granuleworks. By using SDEM, bulk density can be considered in scale particles and setting parameters at one scale, will give similar behavior at other scales. It demonstrates power in DEM simulation of actual machines, as it supports particle size distribution, as well as rotational resistance model and van der Waals force.
Coupled Simulation with Particleworks
Powder and liquid flow
Prometech's Granuleworks enables you to simulate complex phenomena such as mixing and stirring, in addition to mechanical conveying processes. By combining Granuleworks’ DEM (Discrete Element Method) and Particleworks’ MPS(Moving Particle Simulation), you can simulate the motion of powder particles in fluids.
Coupled simulation with RecurDyn
Motion and powder coupling
By combining Granuleworks with RecurDyn, a Multi Body Dynamics Simulation software of FunctionBay, Inc., it is possible to simulate the powder behavior in consideration of the motion of the mechanism according to reality. Sending the mechanical model behavior (position and velocity information) calculated by RecurDyn to Granuleworks, and returning the powder simulation results (powder force) from Granuleworks back to RecurDyn, realizes a bidirectional coupling analysis of both motion and powder.
Granuleworks' intuitive user interface can handle an entire simulation, from pre-processing through post-processing.
You don't have to be an expert to edit simulation parameters or keep track of multiple projects.
The 3D view window features ultra-fast, high-quality OpenGL rendering optimized for large-scale simulation with millions of particles. The window system is highly customizable, letting you compare multiple results side by side. Both Windows and Linux are supported.
The latest version of Granuleworks 1.1 supports the NVIDIA Volta generation GPU platform CUDA 9.1. Volta is the most powerful GPU architecture in the world, developed as a computing engine for computational science and data science. This will bring further performance improvements to Granuleworks’ calculation speeds and enables easy handling of large scale simulations.