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Simulate Soil & Crop-Machine Interactions to Improve Agricultural Machinery Performance

Webinar | May 30, 2024

APAC Session: 14:00 Tokyo (Japanese translation available) |  13:00 Beijing (Chinese translation available) |  10:30 Bangalore 

AMER and EMEA Session: 9:00 Chicago |  10:00 New York |  16:00 Frankfurt

Learn how you can accelerate your design process and drive innovation with granular material simulation

Manufacturers of agricultural equipment are continuously improving the capacity, quality and reliability of their machines and innovating to deliver solutions that are tailored to the demands of the customer market.

One challenging aspect when designing agricultural machinery relates to the range of operations and conditions that machines must perform in. Understanding the materials that the machines interact with and how material behaviour changes in different conditions is crucial for improving product, capacity, reliability, and efficiency.

Why join this webinar?

  • Learn how granular material simulation can shorten the design cycle
  • See how to gain valuable insight into machine interactions with soil
  • Understand design best practices from our technical team
  • Take the opportunity to ask your questions in our live Q&A
Employing EDEM software at CNH has allowed for an accelerated pace of machinery development to more fully understand crop-machine and soil interactions.
— Dr. Martin Roberge, Manager Soil Crop Flow Modeling, CNH Industrial

Introducing Altair EDEM


Discrete Element Modelling (DEM)

Altair® EDEM™ can be used to replicate the behaviour of granular material and accurately predict the performance of the machines when interacting with these materials.

To accurately predict the performance of the machine the simulation must be completed with accurate material models of the bulk granular material. EDEM comes with a Material Model Database for Agriculture and Heavy Equipment; allowing users to quickly initiate physically grounded simulations.

Automated calibration of DEM material models [EV2]  is possible using Altair EDEM and Altair® HyperStudy® for those material models that do not exist in the database.  



Dr. Eric Veikle

Lead Solutions Engineer

Dr. Eric Veikle has a Ph. D. in Ag-Bio Engineering and has over a decade of industrial experience simulating the interaction of machines and soil/crop material for off-road equipment. Eric's area of expertise is discrete element method simulations.