The objectives of the research group are:

  • To establish and broaden our expertise in the modelling of granular materials through scientific research.
  • To establish a centre of expertise in granular materials modelling and DEM calibration, with the associated laboratory equipment and software tools to contribute to the international research arena.
  • Provide consulting services to industry to solve their granular flow problems, including calibration of DEM parameter values and the critical analysis of existing and new designs.
  • Train and equip engineers with the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute to the field of granular materials research as well as to serve the industry as specialists in the field of bulk materials handling.