ASPHERIX®

The developers of LIGGGHTS® are excited to announce the release of a brand new DEM simulation software, Aspherix®, including cutting-edge CFD-DEM coupling capability. The tool combines an established base with numerous cutting-edge capabilities. It is the answer to the rapid developments in industry and our contribution to faster innovation by supporting process optimization, the creation of digital twins or advanced analyses. If you are dealing with bulk materials and fluid-solid systems Aspherix® is the way to go!

FACTS AND FIGURES

features

physics models

Coupling interfaceS

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PARTICLE SHAPES

Aspherix® supports a large variety of particle shapes

CONVEX TRIANGULATED

FIBER AND BONDED

CONCAVE TRIANGULATED

MULTISPHERE

SPHERE

BOX, CYLINDER AND ELLIPSOID

A FEW THINGS WE’RE GREAT AT

Aspherix® has numerous cutting-edge physics models and great options for integration.
Here are some of our highlights:

6 DEGREES OF FREEDOM SOLVER

POWDER COMPACTION

COHESION MODELS

LOADBALANCING

SPRAY COATING

COUPLING INTERFACES

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

P&G has been using Aspherix simulation software technology for the past eight years for modeling particulate processes via Discrete Element Method (DEM).

Dr. Christopher Stoltz

Procter & Gamble

Competences, technologies and excellent services of DCS Computing offers us tailor made simulation capabilities to study complex phenomena in process engineering and plastics industries.
The value creation applying DCS solutions is proven in several projects throughout the years of cooperation.

Dr. Harald Herbst

Borealis Polyolefine GmbH

We profit from close collaboration with DCS Computing GmbH on the development of an innovative simulation model that helps us advance in computational process engineering. We appreciate their capacious expert knowledge and strong technical support.

Dr. Markus Klinsmann

Robert Bosch GmbH

Discrete Element Modelling is an essential tool for planetary exploration as well as preparation and development of future missions. DLR collaborates with DCS since more than ten years and in several projects covering planets like Mars as well as small bodies like asteroids.
We enjoy DCS’s exceptionally high degree of professionality and enthusiasm when it comes to DE modelling. DCS takes the challenge to push DEM to new extraterrestrial applications.

Dr. Marco Scharringhausen

DLR | German Aerospace Center

We are looking forward to the new tool Aspherix which will come out with customer support.
We have found the team at DCS Computing to be very professional in delivering the project outcomes in the most effective way. We highly recommend DCS computing for simulation-based Engineering projects.

Dr. Shahriar Amini

SINTEF

DEM is a key application for the realistic simulation of cave propagation in mass mining methods in the mining industry.
Beck Engineering, as a leading provider of rock mechanics simulations in this field is excited to use Aspherix as a simulation tool to develop the next generation of modelling frameworks for underground operations.
Computational speed, flexibility, and the ability for customization and coupling with other simulation tools make Aspherix our premier choice as a tool for our research work concerned with granular material simulations.

Dr.-Ing. Frederik Reusch

Beck Engineering Pty Ltd, Australia

GDTech uses Aspherix to simulate mixing screws in a recycling process. GDTech benefits from skilled people at DCS computing to better understand the interacting forces involved in the process and the DEM formulation. DCS Computing is very reactive and provides very good support.

Julie Jossieaux

GDTech s.a.

With DEM being a relatively new and emerging method (compared e.g. to the Finite Element Method), it was very important for us to collaborate with a highly knowledgeable, reliable but also responsive software partner.
We are pleased to say that DCS Computing has been living up to those expectations for years and are looking forward to more exiting projects together in the future.

Josef Bruckner

PÖTTINGER Landtechnik GmbH

Additive manufacturing is gaining popularity in industry due to perceived cost savings, but many issues with reliability still exist. Further progress towards reliable prediction of process outcomes will be essential for industry adoption of additive manufacturing and Aspherix provides features which are essential for effective research on additive manufacturing, such as non-spherical particles, CFD coupling and load balancing.

Alex Groen

University of Waterloo

Our cooperation with DCS since 2008 has raised enormous synergies and has formed the core values of my research group. My research team and my teaching efforts greatly benefit from the interaction with DCS, as well as their simulation tools. Together with them, we will bring DEM to a new level!

Prof. Stefan Radl

Graz University of Technology

ESCO has utilized DCS’ DEM technology to simulate mining excavation since 2013 for products such as hydraulic face shovels, excavators, draglines and rippers. DCS’ DEM technology and DCS expert support has greatly accelerated ESCO’s capability and project completion rate.
DCS responsiveness and efficiency has exceeded expectations, and is an excellent value.

Ray J. Morris

Weir ESCO

Software solutions provided by DCS Computing have enabled us to solve industrial problems beyond capabilities of general fluid flow simulators. Support and cooperation with DCS has been excellent throughout these years.

Dr. Tuomo Keskitalo

Neste Engineering Solutions Oy

DCS Computing is a reliable partner for Treibacher in the field of process optimization with computer simulations, and the collaboration is excellent. DCS Computing possesses know-how in simulation software, physics and fluid mechanics. Thus we look forward to the future collaboration with DCS Computing.

Rainer Kulter

TREIBACHER INDUSTRIE AG

Scientists at Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, ID, USA have performed DEM simulation studies of bulk mechanical test for woody biomass particles using LIGGGHTS. A reasonable agreement is found between the DEM simulations and physical experiments in a cyclic loading & unloading test, which is used for characterizing the mechanical properties of granular materials.

Yidong Xia, Ph.D.

Idaho National Laboratory

DCS has a long tradition in keeping the finger on the pulse of academic innovations of numerical methods to deliver cutting edge products and services. I am very happy to extend our already fruitful collaboration in the 2019-2023 EU Caliper consortium.

Dr. Joshua Dijksman

Wageningen University & Research

Cantene uses Aspherix® to simulate rotating dryers where it is necessary to reduce the humidity of different types of sand. Thanks to the proactive support of DCS computing we have been able to create a platform useful to support the design of new optimized dryers of our customer.

Michele Fronterrè

CANTENE S.r.l.

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