My present research tittle 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 the 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 also involves developing a workflow to calibrate DEM models within the workflow management tools.
The most current task is the investigation of the validity range, applicability and predictive power of the current available models of deformable particles in DEM simulations and improving them.