Rocky DEM has contracted with Advantech JSC to become a channel partner, enabling it to apply and market the powerful 3D Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) program in Vietnam.
Vietnam is a developing country in the ASEAN region, and its product development organizations apply numerical simulation and CAE to solve engineering challenges, working with Advantech since 2005. “Many of our initial customers readily recognized the power of simulation to solve complex engineering challenges accurately and efficiently”, said Dr. Nguyen Viet Hung, Senior Adviser at Advantech. The Vietnamese company first entered the academic CAE market by distributing ANSYS® software, which today is the most popular simulation tool in the country. “Adding Rocky DEM to the mix of software we distribute and service gives us a more complete portfolio of tools, particularly since it offers two-way coupling with ANSYS solutions. It will be invaluable to academic and industrial researchers”, he added.
Advantech has a large base of industrial customers in Vietnam. “Our clients in the mining industry can well benefit from Rocky’s specific ability to model particles of any size and predict their behavior, which aids in designing better mining equipment. With our aim to be a product development consulting company for other industries — civil, construction materials, ceramics, plastics — and a focus on technology transfer, Rocky DEM was a good fit to round out our offerings. The coupling capability of Rocky with ANSYS Mechanical™ and ANSYS Fluent® will help to obtain a better solution for technically difficult issues, and it will help us meet the increasing requirements of our customers”, Mr. Hung added.
“Our company was founded with the objective of establishing a link between the scientific knowledge developed at universities and applying such knowledge to industry”, said Dr. Rahul Bharadwaj, vice president of Rocky DEM Business Development. “Vietnam, which has a robust infrastructure development plan, is poised to become Asia’s next economic tiger. Our partnership with Advantech can further that company’s mission, help fuel Vietnam’s growth, and advance our own objective.”
Advantech JSC focuses on providing comprehensive engineering software solutions to its customers in Vietnam. The company brings together its skilled PhD staff along with a wide network of academic project-based experts and part-time collaborators (professors from Vietnam’s technical universities), research institute leaders, and experienced corporate engineers to provide quality solutions on time and at a reasonable price. Advantech has been an ANSYS channel partner in Vietnam since 2005.
ESSS is the developer of Rocky, an advanced engineering program that uses Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) to predict the behavior of bulk solids and aids in the efficient design and optimization of material handling equipment and processes. Rocky DEM is capable of simulating realistic and concave particle shapes, particle breakage, boundary surface reduction due to wear, sticky and dry material contact laws, multiphysics, and more. Its explicit DEM solver uses either multi-core CPU or GPU processing that drastically reduces computational run times.
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