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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

Universitätsstraße 150
D-44780 Bochum

Phone. : +49 (0)234 / 32-26323
Fax (Paper): +49 (0)234 / 32-14227

LEAT's Discrete-Element-Code

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


18.03.2014: New lecture announcements are online and can be found at individual courses here.
16.10.2013: From now on, the setting up of user accounts for students takes place every Monday and Thursday
between 10 am and 11 am with M.Sc. Tobias Oschmann.
30.09.2013: The Department of Energy Plant Technology (LEAT) has moved! Since the 30th of september, you find us in building IC 2/115.