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Learn how companies just like yours have found solutions, resolved problems, and reached success with Rocky DEM particle simulation software.

Rocky DEM helps PepsiCo cut costs with virtual product testing

Rocky DEM helps PepsiCo cut costs with virtual product testing
The unique ability of Rocky DEM to simulate realistic concave shapes enables PepsiCo to solve several materials handling challenges and streamline their innovation workstream.
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Braskem uses Rocky simulations coupled with ANSYS
Braskem used ANSYS and Rocky DEM to predict the coke flow behavior within their pyrolysis furnaces. By evaluating the impact of operational conditions and equipment design changes, they were able to find solutions to mitigate their coke build-up issues.
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Rocky DEM generates savings for Vale
Vale used Rocky DEM and ANSYS coupling to simulate and analyze the flow of ore. By doing so, they gained an understanding of the ore's impact upon existing plant equipment, and were able to develop a new system of rotating disks, redesign the transmission system, and adapt the support structures accordingly.
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CALTRA uses Rocky DEM to solve equipment problems

CALTRA uses Rocky DEM to solve equipment problems
The company invests in Rocky DEM software to help detect failures in transportation and ore beneficiation processes; develop low-cost, reliable modifications to the equipment; reduce maintenance stop times; and increase the plant's productivity.
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Vale uses Rocky DEM to improve equipment
Rocky DEM software helped the Vale Carajás mine, located in northern Brazil, analyze how iron ore affects their plant equipment, test design modifications to their roller screens, and ensure proper equipment operation with speed, accuracy, and reliably.
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BOMAG uses DEM to analyze particulate behavior
BOMAG wanted to improve the efficiency of the two main components that make up their Titanium 140 Asphalt Plant. To accomplish this, they used Rocky DEM to analyze the behavior of the material inside the equipment, as well as to test out potential solutions in a quick and cost-effective manner.
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CMD uses Rocky DEM to validate mill designs
After determining that Rocky DEM calculations for power draw accurately replicates Morell's C-model for power draw, CMD Consulting was able to instill confidence in their clients that Rocky DEM particle flow simulations can be trusted to validate their mill designs.
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