Bulk Flow Analyst™

Overland Conveyor Co's division called Applied DEM Inc, provides research and development of the Discrete Element Modeling mathmatical technique used to simulation bulk material flow.

Applied DEM is committed to providing bulk material handling solutions through use of our software backed by proven discrete element method technology. We provide tools that aid in the design phase of bulk material handling problems. The use of our simulations help identify potential problems before full implementation, saving our users time and money.

Bulk Flow Analyst™ is used to simulate conveyor transfer flow.
  • Prevent Chute Plugging
  • Minimize Belt Wear
  • Minimize Chute Surface Wear
  • Mimimize Dust
  • Minimize Spillage
  • Minimize Material Degradation
LIGGGHTS DEM Engine

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2013, “APPLIED DEM” IS MERGING THE EXISTING BULK FLOW ANALYST™ PRODUCT WITH THE IMPRESSIVE AND EXTENSIVE LAMMPS / LIGGGHTS RESEARCH TEAMS.

Past Bulk Flow Analyst™ users will not notice much difference in the pre and post processing tools, but the performance of the execution engine will be significantly better.

This switch will give access to:

  • Efficient parallelization algorithms allowing multi-threading execution. This will take Bulk Flow Analyst™ from a single processor operation to 32 processors.
  • Multi-threading will allow you to effectively increase the number of particles in a simulation from around 100,000 (a limit due to the length of processing time) to over 1,000,000 particles. And much higher in the near future.
  • This made it possible to introduce a Cloud Computing option with the release Bulk Flow Analyst™ 13.

Local Run Manager

It's easy to setup a queue of simulations to run locally with our BFA Local Run Manager. This list of simulations will continue to run back-to-back as each one finishes, making it easy to get the most out of your local CPU time even while away from your computer.

Using the Simulation Manager you can even send simulations out to another computer's simulation queue on a networked file system. This allows for several engineers to design simulations on their own computers with a free version of BFA, and then run all the simulations on a higher powered BFA-licensed machine.

Cloud Run Manager

cloudWith the introduction of the cloud to the simulation process, Applied DEM provided a new interface to view the many simulations that are currently running or have been run in the past. Each simulation has a record where it shows how long a simulation has been running, how much it currently costs, where to find the output files, and even more relevant information. You can even view simulations that are currently running on the cloud in DEMView to see how they're progressing!

Bulk Flow Analyst Cloud Computing

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