My present research title is “DEM modeling of deformable grains for industrial relevant processing steps.” The main objective of this project is to demonstrate the predictive power of the developed models of deformable grains on industrial relevant processing steps. This is done by using DEM-based models that are available in LIGGGHTS® or will be implemented by other researchers of our team to model elastic or plastic particles. Furthermore, my project involves developing a workflow to calibrate DEM models within the workflow management tools.
The most recent task is investigating the validity range, applicability, and predictive power of currently available models of deformable particles in DEM simulations and improving them.
The response of improved contact models for modeling of soft particles