Themes

8th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods

These are the themes of DEM8.

We invite everyone to submit an abstract.

Abstracts can be submitted to a mini-symposium or general submission and should be related to at least one of the following conference themes:

  1. General DEM
    including open-source codes, education and out-reach
  2. Experiments relating to DEM
    including DEM-related characterisation, calibration, and validation
  3. Application: Biomaterials
    including life-science, soil-root/plant interactions, reactive powders
  4. Application: Construction
    including masonry structures
  5. Application: Conveying and bulk solid handling
    including industrial applications
  6. Application: Extraterrestrial environments
    including planetary science, microgravity
  7. Application: Fracture, breakage and failure
  8. Application: Geotechnical & geophysical
    including civil, mining, marine and coastal engineering, geomaterials
  9. Application: Granular flow
    including avalanches, landslides and segregation/mobility 
  10. Application: Granular gases
    including vibrofluidised and segregating systems
  11. Application: Granular solids
    including packing and jamming
  12. Application: High tech
    including additive manufacturing, nanotechnology
  13. Application: Particles and fluid
    including suspensions, wet grains, wet granulation, spray drying, slurries
  14. Application: Powder technology
    including industrial applications, nano-granular materials
  15. Theory: Algorithms
    improvements and extensions to Event Driven (ED), Contact Dynamics (CD), Discrete Element Method (DEM), etc,
    including high-performance algorithms, upscaling, micro-macro, coarse-graining, contact detection, non-spherical particles
  16. Theory: Contact modelling  
    constitutive contact laws
  17. Theory: Continuum methods
    including upscale continuum methods and particle-based continuum solvers such as Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM), Finite-Discrete Element Method (FDEM)
  18. Theory: Discrete-continuum coupling
    including discrete-discrete, particle-fluid (CFD-DEM), multiscale coupling

Note, the listed subtopics are not meant to exclude other submissions. That is, “including” is short for “including but not limited to”.

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