Discrete Element Method in the Design of Transport Systems

Verification and Validation of 3D Models

  • Daniel Gelnar
  • Jiri Zegzulka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Daniel Gelnar, Jiri Zegzulka
    Pages 1-3
  3. Daniel Gelnar, Jiri Zegzulka
    Pages 5-15
  4. Daniel Gelnar, Jiri Zegzulka
    Pages 17-25
  5. Daniel Gelnar, Jiri Zegzulka
    Pages 27-47
  6. Daniel Gelnar, Jiri Zegzulka
    Pages 49-50
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  8. Daniel Gelnar, Jiri Zegzulka
    Pages 89-93
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    Pages 95-129
  10. Daniel Gelnar, Jiri Zegzulka
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  11. Daniel Gelnar, Jiri Zegzulka
    Pages 193-195
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 197-208

About this book


This book deals with the design and optimization of the bucket elevator using the discrete element method (DEM). It describes the underlying scientific basis for the design of transport equipment using computer simulations and is focused on issues relevant to the industrial sector, mechanical engineering; and the transport, treatment, measurement, and storage of bulk materials. It presents solutions for mitigating bulk material supply chain interruptions due to process malfunctions and failures, utilizing research on monitoring and evaluating of the dynamic processes of particulate matter.

The aim of the book is to help readers new to the field with the design of innovative devices. Imparting practical information aimed at saving time and money in project design, the book is ideal for engineers, designers, and researchers concerned with all aspects of bulk materials.
  • Introduces and explains fully the Discrete Element Method using measured values as inputs for the method;
  • Shows whether calculated simulations and real measured values models can be used for design;
  • Illustrates how to validate, calibrate, and optimize the dynamic processes of bulk elevators;
  • Explains how to test transport and storage equipment before it is produced using dynamic simulation of material flow on transport lines, saving time and money.


Discrete Element Method EDEM Particle Image Velocimetry Charge-Coupled Device Camera Bucket elevator Bulk Material Transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel Gelnar
    • 1
  • Jiri Zegzulka
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Technical University of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05712-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05713-8
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