Dr David Curry has been awarded the IMechE Bulk Materials Handling Award for Innovation for his project on creating a GEMM Database containing thousands of unique material models spanning a wide range of bulk material characteristics.
Dr David Curry joined EDEM in 2006 having completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh. Since then he has worked closely with industrial clients across a range of industries to help them deploy bulk materials simulation effectively as part of their design processes.
His specialisms include the calibration of virtual material models and he has developed several novel calibration methods including the Generic EDEM Material Model Database.
He currently focuses on the development and deployment of co-simulation tools that integrate EDEM software with other CAE methods (such as multi-body dynamics and finite element analysis) to enable bulk materials simulation to be used by a wider engineering audience.
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