DEM Literature Database

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DEM Solutions has announced what it describes as the world’s first online DEM Literature Database – a searchable online library of abstracts of peer-reviewed papers on the development and application of discrete element method (DEM) simulation for modelling bulk particle processes.

The DEM Literature Database currently includes abstracts of more than 3,000 papers – searchable by title, author, keywords, publisher and year of publication, including links to publication sources, where the full-text papers can be obtained. The resource includes papers published from 2001 through to early 2013 and will be updated regularly as new papers are made available.

'EDEM customers and academic users have been benefiting from this valuable resource for some time,' said John Favier, CEO of DEM Solutions. 'However, with growing interest in deploying DEM simulation across many of the manufacturing and process industries, we wanted to open up access to non-customers as well in order to foster innovation and new application areas.'

He added: 'We want to make it much easier for those in commercial R&D and academic research to find out about the latest DEM developments, as well as to locate previous studies using similar methodology or addressing the same engineering challenges. Visitors can follow the work of thousands of DEM researchers over the last decade or explore the progression of DEM deployment within an industry vertical or engineering discipline.'