Customer Portal

Particle analysis and cloud computing optimize mining solutions

Rocky DEM and Rescale HPC cloud expanded Metso Outotec’s ability to offer dependable mining and aggregate equipment to its customers.

Read the case study

Optimize solid processing equipment

Learn how to combine Rocky DEM simulation and parametric and sensitivity analysis to improve solid processing equipment.

WATCH NOW

Rocky DEM 4.5: performance and expanded integration with Ansys software

The new release is accelerating engineers’ use of particle modeling through improved computational speed, solver flexibility, and deeper integration with Ansys.

Read more

ESSS and Ansys significantly boost product quality with powerful particle modeling workflow

Ansys Rocky enables customers to simulate product performance across thousands of real-world operating scenarios.

Read more

Begin your journey toward mastering Rocky and DEM analysis

Learn to leverage particle simulation with the online course “Introduction to Discrete Element Method Using Rocky DEM.”

Learn more
1 / 3

Particle simulation
where shapes do matter

Simulate Real-Scale Experiments

Rocky DEM’s high-performance computing (HPC) abilities can simulate a large number of real-sized and real-shaped particles faster and with less memory usage.

Model Realistic Materials

Modify a default shape, scan a real 3D object, or custom design your own shape and import it. Then define the behavior to be rigid or flexible, sticky or dry, breakable and more.

Solve Unique Problems

Rocky DEM’s representation of application-specific particle shapes is becoming essential to the successful engineering of bulk materials handling equipment.

Rocky DEM for Industry

View All

industry

Food Processing

Enhance productivity by exploring granular flow behavior — the foundation for optimal quality, capacity, safety, and efficiency. Rocky DEM’s accurate particle representation is the key.

View more

industry

Pharmaceutical & Biotech

Leverage Rocky DEM tools to improve pharmaceutical safety and quality while reducing development, experimentation, regulatory approval, and manufacturing costs.

View more

industry

Agriculture Equipment

Test your equipment using particle simulation and enhance the efficiency of your agricultural processes. Rocky DEM is used the world over to help companies optimize their bulk agricultural materials.

View more

News and events

White Paper

Troubleshooting belt conveyors with DEM analysis

Presentations

Multiphysics simulation of overband type magnetic separator using Ansys & Rocky DEM

Events

Lunch & Learn: How Simulation Drives Process Efficacy for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Cases

Particle analysis and cloud computing produce mining solutions built to last

Placeholder image

Now that we know we can rely on our simulation results, Rocky DEM has improved our whole design process. We can do more runs, study more-complex problems, and get results faster. Before we added Rescale, we had to wait until our local hardware finished its run to start the next project. Now we have extra compute capacity when we need it. The combination of Rocky and Rescale gives us the confidence that the design is really valid, and we don’t need to rely on prototype build and tests as much as before.

Wiljami Nurmela

Engineering Manager, FEA & Simulations - MetsoOutotec

VIEW CASE STUDY

Particle analysis and cloud computing produce mining solutions built to last

Rocky DEM and Rescale expanded Metso Outotec’s ability to offer dependable mining and aggregate equipment to its customers

VIEW CASE STUDY
View all case studies
Placeholder image

Once Enerkem identified that CFD-DEM was the right solution, the game changer was Rocky-DEM’s solver efficiency running on multi-GPUs. Our simulation problems have tens of millions of coarse-grains, and other DEM software took weeks, months, even a year to resolve. This is not a practical time frame. Rocky DEM enabled us to simulate a large-scale reactor in acceptable time. Months became weeks, weeks became days.

Micaël Boulet, Eng., PhD

Numerical Group Lead

VIEW CASE STUDY

Renewable energy sector “wastes not” with Rocky DEM particle simulation

Enerkem uses Rocky DEM’s powerful capabilities to represent the gasification process more accurately at full industrial scale in a realistic time frame.

VIEW CASE STUDY
View all case studies
Placeholder image

Rocky DEM is a multipurpose tool that allows you to evaluate material flow in closed systems, to find the assemblies exposed to the greatest loads, and places of material accumulation with known characteristics of the simulated material.

Potekhin Yu.N.

Chief Designer of Spetstekhnomash

VIEW CASE STUDY

Spetstechnomash uses Rocky DEM to design new, customized equipment

VIEW CASE STUDY
View all case studies
Placeholder image

Our interest is understanding particle-flow behavior in biomass materials used to create bioenergy. We are one of the first laboratory teams to use the advanced shape models in Rocky DEM, exploring their suitability for modeling biomass particles and flow variability, within biomass handling equipment. We have already determined that Rocky DEM’s flexible fiber model is suitable for corn stover tissue, and we will use it to perform complicated simulation scenarios for flow and shear tests to identify particulate behavior.

Yidong Xia, PhD

Computational R&D Scientist, U.S. DOE Idaho National Laboratory

VIEW CASE STUDY

Idaho National Laboratory relies on complex-shape models to analyze milled biomass flow

VIEW CASE STUDY
View all case studies
Placeholder image

Sub-Zero uses many different physics tools, and Rocky DEM fits like a glove into our existing portfolio. Combining Rocky DEM with CFD provides real insight on understanding a specific speck of dust on a specific surface within a certain geometry. Our task is to create a design around that reality, developing a refrigerator heat exchanger that is robust to dust accumulation.”

Anderson Bortoletto

Principal Engineer Advanced Product Group, Sub-Zero Group Inc.

VIEW CASE STUDY

Custom Fitting a Solution for Custom-Fit Kitchen Appliances

Rocky DEM and Ansys CFD coupling help Sub-Zero investigate dirt accumulation

VIEW CASE STUDY
View all case studies

Get Fresh Updates on Email




    By providing my data, I agree to the  Privacy and Processing of Personal Data Terms.