EDEM Tutorial 16: Slatted Conveyor

Skill Level


Tutorial Overview

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a family of equal parts that move in the same trajectory but with a delay from each other. This is important to easily created many geometries moving in a complex manner by having to define the kinematics only once.

The tutorial will describe the steps to producing a simulation of a slatted conveyor belt for apples, as the one shown below.

The main focus of this tutorial is on:

  1. Creating multiple copies of a single geometry
  2. Adding linear translation and linear rotation to the geometry
  3. Adding texture to geometry
  4. Adding template to a particle


Setup - 30min

Simulation - 15min

Analysis - 10min