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Discrete and finite element co-simulation

Author: Claas Bierwisch
The possibility of coupling discrete element method (DEM) and finite element analysis (FEA) simulations is particularly attractive in order to model contact between granular matter and soft bodies. The coupling takes place at the ... more

Views: 792

Good Vibrations: Monitoring Machine Health - Futuris

Author: Euronews Knowledge
Thoroughly analyzing the vibrations made by a machine can help diagnose its mechanical state of health. euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech exper ... more

Views: 304

Sweeping granular matter with a flexible lamella

Author: Claas Bierwisch
The movie shows lamellas of different flexibility which are used to sweep cohesive granular matter by a lateral movement. The effectivity of the sweeping depends strongly on the rigidity of the lamella. Cleaning processes are appl ... more

Views: 544

Greener Tyres Hit the Road - Futuris

Author: Euronews Knowledge
This a euronews futuris feature from March 25, 2014. euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts.

Views: 505

Spray drying of single drops/granules

Author: Thomas Breinlinger
Spray drying is a process used to transform fine primary powder into larger granules which provide better characteristics (e.g. flowability, pressability etc.). Our simulations focus on the evolution of the microstructure of the i ... more

Views: 742

Cleaning strength of abrasive particles added to toothpaste.

Author: Christian Nutto
The video shows a thoothbrush filament moving through a numerical model of a toothpaste enriched with abrasive particles. At the bottom of the simulation domain, an idealistic model of enamel is implemented. It was studied how the ... more

Views: 694

Drying drop on a substrate: The coffee stain effect

Author: Thomas Breinlinger
This video shows the drying of a silver ink micro droplet on a solid substrates. The simulation is carried out using the discrete element method (DEM) which is combined with an analytic solution of the fluid motion via one-way-cou ... more

Views: 722

Erosive wear in bent pipes

Author: Claas Bierwisch
Erosive wear occurs in many processes involving particles which hit a wall with large relative velocities. Even though the material removal for each impact is very small the collective damage is often significant. The video displa ... more

Views: 704

SPH simulation of a particle impact on a ductile target

Author: Christian Nutto
The sequence shows an impacting body on a ductile target made of Al6061-T1. The impacting body is assumed to be ideally hard. The impact velocity is $45 \mathrm{m/s}$ and is tilted $51^°$ from the horizontal axis. The spacing of ... more

Views: 692

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery

Author: Euronews Knowledge
Made by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe. euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts.

Views: 256