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Mining, Materials, Minerals and Chemical Processing

LEAP’s design and simulation solutions deliver operational cost reductions for enhanced competitiveness today—and the innovation behind the advanced materials processing systems of tomorrow.

Accelerated Innovation and Cost Reduction

Optimise the most difficult materials processing challenges

Engineering simulation enables optimisation of even the most complex and resource-intensive processes, minimising their environmental footprint while managing materials intelligence across the enterprise.

Improve pollution control and water treatment

Simulation can improve the performance of pollution control systems, enhance the quality of air and potable water and reduce the environmental impact of wastewater discharges.

Increase innovation in chemical processing without sacrificing safety

Simulation enables chemical processes innovation and optimisation while ensuring safe operations, reduced energy usage and improved emissions control.

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Ansys adds Rocky DEM to the Mix

Rocky DEM is an advanced DEM software package for simulation and analysis of particulate solids handling and processing operations. It has several distinct advantages over competitor codes that make it an engineering simulation tool that allows real world problems to be modelled and gives confidence to the engineers that the computational solutions have real value.

Why choose ROCKY DEM?

  • Fast and Accurate: Using streamlined calculations and double precision processing, ROCKY DEM provides you with fast and accurate results. ROCKY’s multi-GPU solver capabilities feature cutting-edge shared-parallel-memory technology.
  • Realistic: ROCKY DEM simulates discrete particles in a vast array of shapes and size distributions. Coupled with variable wet, dry, and dust-like properties.
  • Flexible: CAD import of geometries including XGL, STL and DXF to simulate any type of system. Ability to move boundaries and vibrate surfaces.
  • Easy: A compact user interface, integrated help topics, and customisable parameters make ROCKY DEM simulations simple to set up.
  • Affordable: Priced significantly lower than other DEM codes meaning best value for money and a quicker return on investment.
  • Customisable: If out-of-the-box ROCKY DEM doesn’t meet your requirements, developers can tailor the code to suit your exact requirements.

ROCKY DEM and Ansys Coupling

Rocky DEM is fully integrated with the Ansys Workbench suite of products, providing engineers with the ability to perform coupled analysis of particles simulation together with other physics such as structural and fluids. Such coupling can be performed using both 1-way and 2-way approaches, depending upon the nature of the problem to be solved.
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Breakage Modelling

The breakage model used in Rocky DEM has various applications for accurately simulating the fragmentation and degradation of particles in bulk materials handling equipment. Rocky’s unique ability to simulate arbitrary-shaped convex polyhedral particles enables it to preserve both mass and volume in the breakage processes, providing increased accuracy over other commercial DEM codes.

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Ansys and ROCKY DEM generate huge savings for Vale

The largest producer of iron ore in the world uses computer simulation to optimise machinery, increase production and reduce costs by 80%

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Accelerate Innovation and Cost Reduction with LEAP

LEAP’s digital transformation solutions enable materials and chemical process companies to dramatically improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), capacity and raw material utilisation, resulting in more efficient operations and reduced costs.

From equipment and processes to chemical and petrochemical refining to glass, polymer and metals manufacturing, LEAP’s solutions accelerate innovation for tomorrow’s advanced materials systems while helping our customers conserve energy, minimise environmental impacts, meet higher regulatory standards and streamline product development.

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