Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Energy Plant Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. V. Scherer
We are located in the north-east area of
the Ruhr University of Bochum
Building IC, level 2
Phone. : +49 (0)234 / 32-26323
Fax (Paper): +49 (0)234 / 32-14227
For several years LEAT has examined discrete particle systems using the Discrete-Element-Method (DEM). It provides a way of simulating systems consisting of large numbers of particles by describing each particle and its interaction with the surrounding individually. Processes involving granular matter, such as transport and combustion of biomass and waste, flow in hoppers and fluidized beds can simulated close to reality.
A demonstration our own DEM-code is the simulation of the German lottery, where 6 out of 49 lottery numbers are drawn. The 49 spheres can be regarded as a granular system and we created a model that enables us to calculate the lottery drawing with our DEM-Code.pix
||New examination dates are online and can be found at individual courses
New lecture announcements are online and can be found at individual courses
||The Department of Energy Plant Technology (LEAT) has moved! Since the 30th of september, you find us in building IC 2/115.