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Rocky 2022R2: Enhancing multiphysics particle mechanics beyond traditional DEM

With a new native SPH-DEM solver, Rocky 2022R2 further accelerates adoption to particle dynamics applications beyond traditional DEM.

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Rocky DEM: powerful and flexible particle dynamic simulation

Rocky can accelerate your product development processes, delivering critical process insight for solid handling systems, no matter your industry.

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Bayer uses Rocky DEM to optimize seed treaters design

Rocky DEM and optiSLang helped to optimize Bayer’s seed processing equipment and significantly accelerate product design cycles.

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Hatch analyzes the iron ore flow in a rail tippler using DEM

Rocky DEM simulations provided an in-depth understanding of the iron ore flow behavior in a rail tippler to reduce blockages in frozen materials processing.

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Rocky in action: 15-minute learning sessions

Learn about all the power of Rocky DEM simulation software in quick demonstrations.

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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.”

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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

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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.

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Pharmaceutical & Biotech

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

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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.

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“Using Rocky DEM and Ansys optiSLang allowed us to digitally prototype a seed processing equipment resulting in significant acceleration of product design cycles. This represents a significant milestone towards our ambition of Right-First-Time in designing solids processing equipment.”

Dr. Rakulan Sivanesapillai

Expert Modeling Formulation Processes - Bayer AG

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Bayer uses Rocky DEM simulations for automated design optimization of seed treaters

Rocky DEM and optiSLang helped to optimize Bayer’s seed processing equipment and significantly accelerate product design cycles

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“With Rocky DEM’s breakage model, we were able to discover how little lump breakage was occurring and what was needed to break the lumps up sufficiently for the iron ore to pass through during the tippler operation. These are key insights that will help optimize the equipment to reduce blockages and make sure the material moves more effectively and efficiently.”

Luke Stone

Mechanical Engineer, Hatch Australia

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Hatch improves iron ore flow and reduces blockages in a rail tippler using Rocky DEM

DEM simulations provided an in-depth understanding of the behavior of bulk material in a rail tippler to reduce blockages in frozen materials processing

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“The powerful processing power and extensive customization options of Rocky continue to improve. Of particular note is the enhanced calibration suite tools that Onyx has customized in collaboration with ESSS to improve the speed and accuracy of determining material parameters to simulate the flow properties of real world materials.”

Dr. Richard Elliott

Principal Mechanical Engineer - Onyx Projects

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With Rocky DEM, Onyx Projects finds solutions for bucket wheel reclaimer blockages

Rocky helped to optimize bucket wheel reclaimers and significantly reduce equipment downtime

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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