Discrete Element Method (DEM) Software.

EDEM is high-performance software for bulk and granular material simulation. Powered by DEM, EDEM quickly and accurately simulates and analyses the behaviour of coal, mined ores, soils, fibres, grains, tablets, powders, and more.

EDEM simulation provides engineers with crucial insight into how those materials will interact with their equipment during a range of operation and process conditions. It can be used stand-alone or combined with other CAE tools.

Leading companies in the heavy equipment, off-road, mining, steelmaking, and process manufacturing industries use EDEM to understand and predict granular material behaviours, evaluate equipment performance, and optimise processes.

Reasons to choose EDEM

Instant Access to Material Models Libraries

Get started with simulations quickly and easily with EDEM’s extensive range of pre-calibrated material models representing rocks, ores, soils, and powders.

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High-Performance Solver

Fast and scalable compute performance across CPU, GPU, and multi-GPU solvers – simulate large and complex particle systems involving millions or tens of millions of particles.

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Integrate with other CAE Tools

Extend your application scope by coupling EDEM with leading tools for other CAE disciplines – from Altair or third parties – including MBD, FEA, and CFD.

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Key Features of EDEM

Simulate Any Material
Model a wide variety of real-world materials such as large rocks, fine powders, grains, fibres, and tablets using the validated and computationally efficient multi-sphere method or our industry-grade polyhedral particle solver.

Realistic Material Behaviour
A comprehensive range of validated physics models for representing any material behaviour such as dry, sticky, or compressible.

Fast and Easy Workflow
Intuitive user interface for quick simulation setup. Material models libraries are available for direct access to suitable material inputs. Powerful solver for fast simulation times.

Advanced Analysis
Extensive set of built-in tools for visualisation and analysis. Data export option and Python library available for further post-processing.

Custom physics with EDEM’s API for complex simulations and advanced material behaviour such as wet coating, agglomeration, breakage, magnetic particles, and more.

CAE Integration
Couple EDEM with FEA and MBD tools to include realistic material loads in structural and system dynamics analysis. Combine with CFD tools for accurate simulation of particle-fluid systems.

Learn why leading companies across industries choose Altair EDEM. Tap into the experiences of satisfied customers and unlock the key factors that make us the ideal partner for your business.
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