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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: 938

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: 579

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: 805

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: 905

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: 899

Robot archaeologists: taking the risks out of underwater fieldwork

Author: Euronews Knowledge
Underwater archaeology is an exciting, but "sometimes risky field": of studies. To eliminate those risks a European research project, "ARROWS":, is working to ... more

Views: 575

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: 862

Recharging without cables: the road ahead for electric cars - Futuris

Author: Euronews Knowledge
Electric vehicles are undoubtedly a form of transport with a future, but many technical challenges have to be overcome before they replace petrol and diesel-fuelled cars. euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's ... more

Views: 505

Look, no hands! the self-driving car on the road to reality

Author: Euronews Knowledge
Self-driving, intelligent cars, once a staple of science fiction, are now a technological reality, albeit in prototype form. Made by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe.

Views: 537

Fluid flow from a hose under gravity

Author: Claas Bierwisch
The movie shows a fluid in a rigid pipe which is connected to a hose of rubber-like material. A piston moves towards the left through the pipe thereby pushing the fluid out of the hose. Gravity is accelerating the fluid downwards. ... more

Views: 568