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EDEM Analyst



The EDEM Analyst is the powerful post-processing environment where users analyze their simulations.

Within the EDEM Analyst users can:

  • Playback or step through the results of their simulation
  • Color particles and equipment in the simulation by selected physical property
  • Visualize particles as vectors or streamlines
  • Plot graphs and charts of their results for analysis
  • Take still images of simulations and graphs and create videos
  • Data mine results and export for processing outside EDEM

Using a combination of high quality visualization, graphing and data mining users can easily extract engineering and generate high quality images and video for presentations, marketing and academic publication.



The EDEM Analyst features the same high quality visualization as the Simulator, providing the ability to visually examine the internals of the bulk flow through a simulation, including options to play back or step-through users simulation to review the flow pattern.

EDEM has easy-to-specify camera settings for visualization and includes options for saving these settings for reuse in other simulations, allowing the user to apply consistent image settings for comparing design options or creating visual material. Options to export pictures in high resolution print quality, as well as high quality video in AVI and WMV formats, makes it easier than ever to produce impressive simulation images for use in presentations and marketing collateral.

The EDEM Analyst provides the ability to create cutaway sections through simulations and geometries providing unique insights into the behavior of your granular solid and its interaction with equipment.


Simulation Component Representations

Choose how to display the pieces of equipment from your simulation for analysis – as solids, partially transparent, meshes or entirely transparent.

Particles in the simulation can be represented in a variety of ways. Multi-spherical particles are displayed by default with the choice of superimposing a particle template to give the most realistic look and feel to the final simulation result. For detailed analysis of flow physics, particles can be displayed as cones, vectors or stream profiles.

Individual particle contacts can be visualized using contact vectors proportional to forces or overlaps. Bond analysis is also possible with the use of bond vectors, showing the direction and the strength of bonds created between particles.


Flow Analysis Tools


Particles can be dynamically colored to represent a wide range of attributes. These include particle velocities, masses, torques and forces. Dynamic coloring of bulk flows is a powerful tool to investigate bulk flow phenomena. For example, color material by size for analysis of mixing and segregation problems or by velocity to spot areas of low material flow velocity, a potential for causing blockages in equipment.

Equipment geometries can also be dynamically colored to provide analysis such as identifying areas of high force concentration that could prove to be damaging and problematic to machinery.


Represent simulated results with a variety of visualization techniques. Choose to represent your material as particles, cones or streamlines


A variety of geometric bins can be created to act as virtual sampling points within the simulation. These can be used to measure a range of material properties within the bin, and can include a specialized mass sensor that reports the flow rate of material. These bins are as easy to create and position as any geometry within EDEM- allowing you to quantitatively analyze the behavior of material quickly and easily.



There is a selection of quick and accurate measurement tools that work within simulations. The ruler tool can be used to measure dimensions such as material pile heights or base widths, and to verify that the placement of factories and equipment is correct.

The protractor tool can be used for measuring angles of repose for calibration simulations or to assess at what angle a material begins to slip on a sloping geometry.

The simulation domain itself can have a measurement grid applied to it to identify the overall position of material or equipment within a simulation.

Analyst combined

Convenient tools allow you to measure the dimensions of your results


Combined Field Visualization of Particles and Imported Fields

EDEM Analyst can display simulations that combine the effect of fluid flow or electromagnetic fields in a variety of formats, including colored contours and vectors. These simulations will be the output of models that employ the Field Data Import or co-simulation with CFD software implemented using the EDEM Coupling Interface.



The EDEM Analyst provides extensive graphing capabilities to provide quantitative results of simulations. A selection of plots from histogram, line graph, scatter plot and pie chart are available to illustrate the most important data from their simulations.

Graphs of particle, geometry, contact attributes are just some of the can be selected. Graphs can be specified for the total population of particles of made up of user-specified groups. Graphing with both primary and secondary variables is also possible. Individual types of particle or geometries are selectable allowing for precise analysis of materials.


The EDEM Analyst allows you to plot results as histograms, line charts and scatter plots


Data Mining

For users who are looking for total flexibility in the manipulation of their simulation data, EDEM allows them to export virtually all types of simulation data in .csv format as well as an Ensight file, for visualization. Data mining is user definable and can be selected from materials, geometries, user-specified bins or selection groups. Data sets can be compressed or truncated for efficient management.


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