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ThreeParticle/CAE Simulation

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ThreeParticle/CAE é um software para simulação multifísica de materiais a granel com formas complexas e MBD incorporado, FEA e Fluidos no ambiente mais abrangente e poderoso.

O ThreeParticle/CAE permite distribuir a carga de processamento de maneira muito eficiente em estações de trabalho de Multi-Core CPU e GPU (unidade de processamento gráfico) para realizar uma simulação de grande escala com milhões de partículas.

Algumas de suas principais funcionalidades são:

• Discrete Element Method (DEM)
• Multi-body dynamics (MBD
• Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
• Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)
• Análise de Desgaste
• Análise Térmica

Realize simulações em descarregamento em caminhões, peneiras vibratórias, misturadores, colhedores de feno, caixa de velocidades, grades de discos de arado, transportadores e muito mais!

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ThreeParticle/CAE Simulation

  1. 1. The smart Multiphysics CAE Software for Industry and Research
  2. 2. ThreeParticle – CAE Software ThreeParticle is a powerful 3D CAE software that builds on the basics of the Discrete Element Method (DEM) with an addition to solve multi-physical problems. By using state-of-the-art technologies, such as parallel computing and GPGPU, complex systems can be calculated in a short time. ThreeParticle has a variety of features that are unique in commercial DEM software, including easy handling through CAE and keywords mode, multi-physical problem solving without additional software and packages, the highest number of contact models, and many other features, which facilitate the simulation day. In addition to the high range of functions, the possible applications are almost limitless. With ThreeParticle everything can be simulated and analyzed, which is built up of geometries interacting with each other, particles or fluids. Whether it is the optimization of conveyor systems or reduction of wear on agricultural machinery. Even natural catastrophes such as muds or avalanches can be simulated on the computer and provide important information about these systems. The results of the 3D simulation can be evaluated visually and numerically and give the development team a virtual insight into new machinery and processes. The DEM has already been very successful in mining, geotechnology, mechanical engineering and many other areas for several years. What is the Discrete Element Method? The DEM is a relatively “new” numerical simulation method, which is gaining in popularity as a result of the performance of modern computers. In contrast to continuum mechanics, the DEM calculates the movements of individual particles and their interactions with each other, instead of describing the complex granular system by means of mathematical equations. Through this method, it is possible to calculate the behavior of several million particles via so-called contact models, thus simulating granular media such as sand, coal, stones with very high accuracy. The DEM can also be combined with other simulation methods such as the Continuous Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Method (FEM), Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), Multi-body dynamics (MBD) and wear analysis. This method is thus one of the most powerful tools, for the virtual development of new products. Fig. 2: DEM with complex shapes and built-in FEA Fig. 1: Fabric flag with DEM particles
  3. 3. Special features The advantage of ThreeParticle is the great functional diversity and the All- in-one package. Instead of countless packages and additional modules, our simulation software combines everything, for virtual development, in a single product and it can be extended with our C++ API by any user. Pre-Processing The unique user interface and the combination of CAE and keywords mode allows a comfortable and user-friendly operation of the software, without complicated handling. The Multiphysics Discrete Element Method (DEM) for granular systems with accurate particle representation of ThreeParticle can be extended with Multi-body dynamic systems (MBD), Fluid Dynamics with a meshless approach and a Finite Element Method (FEM) module for the calculation of structural parts. Furthermore, ThreeParticle is equipped with a high-performance 6 DoF solver for multi-body systems, external speed and force fields, various wear models, buoyancy calculation, convective and conductive heat transfer without the need for additional coupling to external software packages. Contact models ThreeParticle has the highest number of contact models in the commercial and open source DEM software field and allows our users to always be up to date with the latest technology. The built-in models can be combined with each other via a master / slave definition (14 master and 13 slave models in ThreeParticle 2019 R4.0). Post-Processing The analysis of the 3D simulation, the so-called post-processing, was also designed for maximum flexibility by an additional export of many different file formats, such as ParaView, VRML, CSV, 3D CAD, and more. Fig. 3: Rotary calciner with Heat transfer >> What has BECKER 3D GmbH moved to conquer the CAE market? „We want to pass on our fascination for the numerical 3D simulation and enable the impossible with ThreeParticle.” Dipl.-Ing. A. Becker, Managing director BECKER 3D GmbH Fig. 4: Transfer chute between two belt conveyors
  4. 4. Applications The individual application possibilities of ThreeParticle are as diverse as the functional scope of our 3D simulation software itself. Mining and Materials handling For more than 10 years, the DEM has already been used with great success in mining and conveying technologies in order to optimize processes and develop new ones. Through the use of the latest contact models, it is even possible to model complex rock formations and to analyze their fracture behavior. The field of application of 3D simulation is also continually being extended in the field of conveyor technologies. In addition to the simulation of dynamic conveyor belts, screw conveyors and scraper conveyors, DEM tools are also used for the development and evaluation of new conveying methods. Mechanical engineering In order to gain a virtual insight into new systems during the development process and to recognize potential problems at an early stage, the 3D simulation is an indispensable tool for mechanical engineers. The automotive industry is also already benefiting from the DEM and SPH simulation, such as virtual aquaplaning of tires, optimization of sandblasting processes, hail simulation for body parts and much more. Geology and Environmental engineering In geology and environmental engineering, the 3D DEM is used to better understand and predict processes in nature. The simulation can, for example, be used to test and optimize an avalanche and rock impact protection virtually before installation. Agriculture The 3D simulation can be used in agriculture for the optimization and development of new machines, for example to analyze sowing and harvesting processes, or to reduce the wear of a plow. Other fields of application In addition to the well-known applications, the DEM is already used in the petroleum and natural gas, steel, pharmaceutical and food industries as well as in process and process engineering and in many other industries. Fig. 7: Hay conditioner with flexible fibre particles Fig. 6: Aquaplaning with Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) Fig. 5: Wear analysis
  5. 5. BECKER 3D GmbH Mitterlingweg 3-5 9520 Sattendorf AUSTRIA Court of Jurisdiction: Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA Registration number: FN 451176w VAT ID: ATU70835448 Managing director Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Becker Internet Web www.becker3d.com E-Mail support@becker3d.com

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