Tag Archives: discrete element modeling

Moving Bed Catalytic Reactors

Fixed bed catalytic reactors, in which a gaseous reactant stream passes through a catalyst bed, is frequently used for synthesis, combustion, and effluent treatment. Radial flow reactors are preferred when a low pressure drop is desirable. Fixed bed reactors can … Continue reading

Posted in Jenike Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

If you can’t grow it, you gotta dig it up-and then handle it!

Take a few moments to look around you and subtract all the objects and energy sources that aren’t grown and you soon get an impression of what life would be like without mining (you should be seeing something resembling Gilligan’s … Continue reading

Posted in Jenike Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

The transfer chute nightmare!

  The other night I found myself awoken from a nightmare! I have worked on several jobs recently involving the optimisation of transfer chutes handling iron ore. I have been using Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) to analyse the flow of … Continue reading

Posted in Jenike Blog | Tagged , , , , , |

Visit us at Powder and Bulk Solids Texas!

Are you using Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) in your bulk solids handling design or analysis? Take a few minutes and watch Dr. Andrés Orlando talk about the basics of DEM and how it is being used to model bulk material … Continue reading

Posted in Jenike Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , |

I’ve had my material tested… now what?

Have you ever wondered how the data from your material testing report is being used? Take a few minutes and find out how the design of your hopper is informed by the testing of your materials in our labs!

Posted in Jenike Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top 3 mistakes I’ve seen with chute designs

I’ve seen some transfer chutes in my day. A few good, some bad, and some really ugly! Here’s a the top three mistakes I see that can easily be avoided: Placing the head pulley of the incoming belt in a … Continue reading

Posted in Jenike Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tony Royal on discrete element modeling (DEM)

In our first video blog, Vice President of Technology Tony Royal talks about discrete element modeling (DEM) and the types of projects we have modeled using our proprietary software. He discusses the importance of modeling a piece of equipment or  a … Continue reading

Posted in Jenike Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , |

Why I Cringe Every Time I Hear “DEM”

Back in my college days, during the spring semester of my senior year, I took a finite element analysis class.  I am sad to say that after taking the class I knew little more about FEA than before.  I want … Continue reading

Posted in Jenike Blog | Tagged , , |

Jenike & Johanson’s New Houston Office – It Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time!

I was living in the North East for the past 13 years.  This summer when I moved to Houston to start Jenike & Johanson’s new office, many people jokingly said, “You chose the best time for your move!”  For those … Continue reading

Posted in Jenike Blog | Tagged , , , , , , |

Size Does Matter – Just Ask DEM

  As I sit down to write this week’s blog entry I can’t help but think about my early years as a senior mechanical engineering student in the early 2000’s starting to use this novel tool that I had never … Continue reading

Posted in Jenike Blog | Tagged , , , |