Rocky Webinar - March 28th 2018 - FEA, CFD and Explicit Dynamics

Rocky Webinar – March 28th 2018


Improving Performance in Mining Equipment and Processes

A major challenge for the mining industry is to develop highly efficient equipment with built-in low maintenance costs, especially those related to wear and raw material waste.

In this webinar, Guilherme Hanauer de Lima shows how Rocky DEM software can be used to achieve critical R&D targets, such as significant cost reductions and product/process development improvements — essentially, making mining equipment more efficient. The webinar includes information about various equipment, such as screens, mills, crushers and chutes, along with details about Rocky DEM and ANSYS® coupling.


  • – Why use DEM to optimize equipment
  • – Typical mining equipment and R&D goals
  • – Equipment design considerations
  • – Simulation set-up considerations
  • – Processing methodology
  • – Structural optimization coupling Rocky DEM and ANSYS Mechanical™
  • – Coupling Rocky DEM with ANSYS Fluent® (CFD)
Wednesday | March 28, 2018
 12PM British Summer Time
Location: Online
Duration: 1 hour
Instructor: Guilherme Hanauer De Lima

Guilherme is a mechanical engineer with an M.Sc. from the Post-Graduate Program of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (PPGEM) at Federal University of Technology, Paraná (UTFPR). He currently works at ESSS as a CAE applications engineer in the discrete element method (DEM) group on the Rocky DEM technical team.






ANSYS, Simulation, Software, FEM, CAE