We use specialist design tools to carry out finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, discrete element modelling, fatigue and conveyor analysis. Simulation is key to designing efficient bulk handling machinery and processes. Our specialist expertise in this area helps customers to improve productivity while reducing downtime.
BMT’s advanced analysis team provides support to designers, engineers and project managers. Their specialist expertise helps to optimise efficiencies, maximise investments and reduce risk through all phases of the project life cycle.
We use a range of powerful in-house and proprietary FEA software tools to analyse complex machine structures and components for stress, deflection, buckling, and fatigue. This provide an efficient and reliable way of identifying, addressing and mitigating problems to reduce downtime, increase safety and boost productivity. Our experience of applying FEA within the mining sector includes state-of-the-art analysis of conveyor dynamics.
CFD is the science of using computer programs to solve problems involving fluid flows - and we have a well-earned reputation as pioneers in this field. Our powerful CFD software assesses flow problems, with turbulent or laminar flow, either compressible or incompressible, as an aid to calculating flow rates, pressure drops and drag coefficients. Our services range from initial design reviews to alternative design recommendations and appraisals.
By modelling the interaction between individual particles and boundaries to predict bulk solids' behaviour, DEM can help mine and port operators to anticipate problems and improve designs. DEM modelling is especially beneficial for designing each stage of the bulk material handling process from the mine site to the end user. Our powerful DEM software offers you valuable insight into areas such as blockage potential, spills, off-centred loading, material degradation, and excessive wear. Our skilled experts use DEM to support comprehensive investigations, design analyses and re-design services.
Our powerful software tools and specialist staff help customers to successfully analyse problems involving bulk handling machines. We can apply a range of FEA software packages to analyse complex machine structures and components for stress, deflection, buckling, fatigue, structural dynamics and related assessments. Examples include state-of-the-art analysis for conveyor dynamics, which help our customers to unlock greater productivity and minimise downtime.