Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulation is transforming the business of designing and optimizing equipment for the handling and processing of bulk materials.

When used properly, DEM simulation gives you key design information on bulk solid material flow behavior that is very difficult, or even impossible to get using standard test methods or other methods of engineering simulation.

EDEM® is high-performance DEM simulation software – the only commercially available software that is capable of generating the powerful DEM simulations and analysis required to solve complex problems in the design, prototyping, and optimization of equipment that handles and processes bulk solid materials – across a wide range of industry sectors.

First introduced to industry nearly a decade ago, EDEM is powered by state-of-the-art Discrete Element modeling technology and uniquely provides engineers with the capability to quickly and accurately simulate and analyze the behavior of their granular solids systems.

A full featured version of EDEM with extended capabilities is available for Academic Research through our EDEM Academic Partner Program (EAPP).

Reduce Prototyping and Testing Costs and Maximize Productivity

EDEM is a powerful addition to any suite of CAE tools. By introducing EDEM simulation and analysis into their design workflow, companies can significantly reduce physical prototyping and testing costs and increase the productivity and reliability of their equipment and processes.

EDEM provides the key functionality and performance that customers need to realize maximum productivity benefits from engineering simulation across product design and production processes. Top tier companies in Mining, Energy & Power, Process Manufacturing, and Discrete Manufacturing and leading Academic Research institutes around the globe are generating substantial returns on their investment in EDEM software.

EDEM simulation of a ball mill, showing vectors colored by velocity and data analysis bins that can rotate with the mill
EDEM Components and Extended Capability
The EDEM software platform, powered by state-of-the-art DEM technology, consists of three core components:
EDEM Creator, EDEM Simulator and EDEM Analyst.

DEM Solutions also offers optional extended capability with four EDEM add-on modules: the EDEM Applications Programming Interface (API), the Field Data Coupling, the EDEM CFD Coupling Interface and the EDEM Multibody Dynamics Coupling Interface.
EDEM Application Programming and Coupling Interfaces
EDEM runs on standard shared memory parallel computers with either Windows or Linux operating systems (see System Requirements). DEM Solutions collaborates closely with leading hardware vendors to maximize the speed and scalability of EDEM software on the new generations of multi-core processors.