MercuryDPM: a fast and flexible particle solver. Part A: Technical advances, MercuryDPM is an open-source particle simulation tool -- fully written in C++ -- developed at the University of Twente. It contains a large range of contact models, allowing for simulations of complex interactions such as sintering, breaking, plastic deformation, wet-materials and cohesion, all of which have important industrial applications. The code also contains novel complex wall generation techniques, that can exactly model real industrial geometries. Additionally, MercuryDPMs’ state-of-the-art built-in statistics package constructs accurate three-dimensional continuum fields such as density, velocity, structure and stress tensors, providing information often not available from scaled-down model experiments or pilot plants. The statistics package was initially developed to analyse granular mixtures flowing over inclined channels, and has since been extended to investigate several other granular applications. In this proceeding, we review these novel techniques, whereas its applications will be discussed in its sequel.

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  1. Bancroft, Robbie S. J.; Johnson, Chris G.: Drag, diffusion and segregation in inertial granular flows (2021)
  2. Duan, Yifei; Umbanhowar, Paul B.; Ottino, Julio M.; Lueptow, Richard M.: Modelling segregation of bidisperse granular mixtures varying simultaneously in size and density for free surface flows (2021)
  3. Roy, S.; Luding, S.; Den Otter, W. K.; Thornton, A. R.; Weinhart, T.: Drift-diffusive liquid migration in partly saturated sheared granular media (2021)
  4. Andrew Abi-Mansour: PyGran: An object-oriented library for DEM simulation and analysis (2019) not zbMATH
  5. Denissen, I. F. C.; Weinhart, T.; Te Voortwis, A.; Luding, S.; Gray, J. M. N. T.; Thornton, A. R.: Bulbous head formation in bidisperse shallow granular flow over an inclined plane (2019)
  6. Tsang, Jonathan Michael Foonlan; Dalziel, Stuart B.; Vriend, N. M.: The granular Blasius problem (2019)
  7. Weinhart, T.; Tunuguntla, D. R.; van Schrojenstein-Lantman, M. P.; van der Horn, A. J.; Denissen, I. F. C.; Windows-Yule, C. R.; de Jong, A. C.; Thornton, A. R.: MercuryDPM: a fast and flexible particle solver. Part A: Technical advances (2017)
  8. Gajjar, P.; van der Vaart, K.; Thornton, A. R.; Johnson, C. G.; Ancey, C.; Gray, J. M. N. T.: Asymmetric breaking size-segregation waves in dense granular free-surface flows (2016)

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