Rocky-DEM - A Digital Twin for the Bulk Materials Industry
R&D teams today increasingly turn to system-level digital twins to develop, improve, and analyze their equipment and processes — especially in structural, fluid and electromagnetic domains.
But the mining industry has not had such opportunity concerning bulk flow applications, even though it faces similar mandates: Reduce downtime, better predict maintenance, tweak efficiency, increase output, and improve safety. Until now.
ANSYS and Rocky DEM software companies have developed a way to leverage mechanical, design-of-experiment, and discrete element modeling (DEM) tools to create a digital twin for the mining, bulk material and process industries.