Altair acquires DEM Solutions for discrete element analysis

Published 08 November 2019

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Following on from SimSolid and Polliwog recently, it looks like Altair’s acquisition spree isn’t over yet. The company has just announced its acquisition of DEM Solutions, developers of EDEM. EDEM, if you’ve not come across it before, allows you to accurately simulate discrete elements within a study, rather than using a more singular set of element meshes.

This allows the accurate simulation of a wide variant of activities processes, but it has really found a home in studying the interaction between pellets, tablets, powders, coal, soil and rocks within machinery. Whether that’s a potato sorting machine, a pill coating process of excavation of gravel at the road side.

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