Duration:
Plenary talks: 35 mins + 10 mins discussion Contributed talks: 20 mins + 5 mins discussion Minisymposium talks: duration up to the organisers
September 17, 2023 (Day 0 Sunday)
18:3021:00  Welcome reception & registration 
September 18, 2023 (Day 1 Monday)
08:00 09:00  Registration  
09:00 09:10  Opening remarks  
09:10 09:55  Plenary  Mikio Sakai – What technologies are essential in development of the DEMbased digital twin?
Location: H11 

09:55 10:25  Morning break  
10:25 12:30  Morning session  Session 1: Granulatestructure interaction  Session 2: Coupled Methods I  MiniSymposium: Packings and jamming: a journey through scales 
Location: H11  Location: H12  Location: H13  
Modeling of a laboratory cone crusher using the discrete element method– M. Moncada, F. Betancourt, C.G. Rodríguez, P. Toledo DEM modelling of object penetrating through granular media with different particle shapes– H. Shi, E. Hageman, J. Jovanona, D. Schott Numerical Simulations of the Penetration Process of OpenEnded Piles using DEM– N. Sommer, M. Kidane, A. A. PeñaOlarte, R. Cudmani Stress redistributions under varying trapdoor configurations for buried structures using DEM– U. Ali Propulsion of a scalloplike swimmer in granular matter– H. Xiao, H. Torres, Ac. Sack, T. Pöschel 
Inertial focusing of a dilute suspension in pipe flow– O. Aouane, J. Harting A PhaseField Discrete Element Method to study chemomechanical coupling in granular materials– A. S.Morane, H. Rattez, M. Veveakis Investigation of a particle locationbased multilevel DEM coarse graining model for bulk material flow and fluidized particle systems– V. Brandt, J. Grabowski, N. Jurtz, M. Kraume, H. K.Emden DEM and CFDDEM: Recent progress and path into the future– C. Kloss, C. Goniva Particleresolved simulation of antidune migration via a coupled freesurface lattice Boltzmann and discrete element method– C. Rettinger, C. Schwarzmeier, S. Kemmler, J. Plewinski, F. N.González, H. Köstler, U. Rüde, B. Vowinckel 
Fabric and granular plasticity– F. Radjai Structural, vibrational, mechanical properties of jammed packings of deformable particles– C. O’Hern Pushing the highpressure limit of jamming in granular matter– J. T. Clemmer, J. M. Monti, J. B. Lechman Shapedriven, emergent behavior in active particle systems P. Schönhöfer 

12:30 14:00  Lunch  
14:00 14:45  Plenary  Antonio Munjiza – Grand Challenge of AIbased Virtual Experimentation using DEM, FDEM, and Hybrid Simulation Technology
Location: H11 

14:45 15:15  Afternoon break  
15:15 17:20  Afternoon session  Session 3: Polydisperse systems  Session 4: Coupled Methods II  MiniSymposium: SALTED: algorithms and applications for static packing problems 
Location: H11  Location: H12  Location: H13  
Collapse of polydisperse columns: looking for a scaling between energy and mobility– O. Polanía, M. Renouf, N. Estrada, M. Cabrera, E. Azéma Transient size segregation of binary granular mixtures– S.Kumawat, V. K. Sahu, A. Majumdar, S. Patro, A. Tripathi Coarsegrained DEM simulation of nonspherical and polydispersed particles– K. Washino, E. L. Chan, T. Tsuji, T. Tanaka Micromechanical Effects of Sample Scale in Size Polydisperse Granular Materials under Simple Shear– D. Cantor, C. Ovalle Granular gas mixtures: DEM simulations compared with experiments– D. Puzyrev, K. Harth, T. Trittel, R. C. Hidalgo, R. Stannarius

Multiscale, multiphysics modeling of granular materials – Volume & surfacecoupled discrete particle simulations in MercuryDPM–T. Weinhart, H. Cheng, A. Hazel, S. Luding, A. Thornton DEM simulations of windblown sand and dust transport– S. Kamath, E. J. R. Parteli Investigation of Submerged Granular Column Collapse Using LBMDEM Simulation– Z. Ge, T. Man, S. A. G. Torres The performance of a deepsea mining vehicle based on DEMCFD coupling method Z. Wei Metaball DEM for NonSpherical Particles with Realistic Shapes P. Zhang

SALTED – A HighPerformance Simulator for Granular Packings– N. Topic, T. Pöschel An OpenSource Software for Sequential Particle Deposition– V. Angelidakis Universal structure of cohesive particle agglomerates after many dispersionsettling cycles– D. E. Wolf Evolution of charged agglomerate statistics under continued binary collisions– F. Führer, L. Brendel, D. E. Wolf


18:00  Conference dinner  
19:00 20:00  Evening talk  Troy Shinbrot – Challenges for DEM from the lab and nature 
September 19, 2023 (Day 2 Tuesday)
09:30 10:15  Plenary  Nicolin Govender – Particle shape effects in granular material using GPU DEM: An industry perspective
Location: H11 

10:15 10:45  Morning break  
10:45 12:50  Morning session  Session 5: Cohesive and capillary interactions  Session 6: Particlefluid interactions in industrial applications I  MiniSymposium: Advancements in additive manufacturing processes through the use of the Discrete Element Method (DEM) 
Location: H11  Location: H12  Location: H13  
JKR theorybase`d forcedisplacement relation for DEM simulations of adhesive particles– J. Chen, D. Krengel, D. Nishiura, M. Furuichi, H.G. Matuttis Micro understanding of the elastic response of soft/tiff mixture packings using multimodular Xray characterisation and Discrete Element Method K.Taghizadeh, M. Ruf, S. Luding, H. Steeb LithiumIon battery electrode as a cohesive granular material – M. Sonzogni, J.M. Vanson, Y. Reynier, S. Martinet, K. Ioannidou, F. Radjai Coarsegrain Discrete Element Modelling of wet particles in a rotating drum– R. S. Larijani, V. Magnanimo, S. Luding The effect of particle shape, particle size, and multiple interparticle contacts on the DEM modelling of water menisci for coarsegrained materials– D. Barreto, J. Leak, V. Dimitriadi 
DEM simulation of multiphase flow in solid rocket motor– W. Yang, X. Wu, Q. Sheng, H. Chen, P. Liu Beyond the Black Box: How DEM Gives a New Approach to Vertical Stirred Milling– D. Rhymer, A. Ingram, K.W. Yule A coupled discrete element lattice Boltzmann method study of bijels as a novel type of catalyst support structure– J. Beunen, J. Harting Grainscale behavior of erosion/sedimentation process studied by DEM/CFD coupling simulation T. Matsushima Simulation of a continuous vertical stirred mill using DEM, CFD, DPM, and the UFRJ mechanistic model– R. M. de Carvalho, A.L.M. Oliveira, H. A. Petit, L. M. Tavares

DEM simulationbased study on segregation mechanisms of the powder layer in the selective laser sintering of drugloaded tablets Y. Tan, D. S. Nasato, H. Briesen Contact rheology model for viscoelastic powders during laser sintering– J. E. Alvarez, H. Cheng, S. Luding, T. Weinhart Continuum Based Simulation for Additive Manufacturing D. Soldner, L. Herrnböck, C. Burkhardt, J. Mergheim, P. Steinmann 

13:0014:00  Lunch  
14:00 14:45  Plenary  Yuntian Feng – The Developments of the EnergyConserving Contact (ECC) Theory and Contact Models for Arbitrarily Shaped Particles
Location: H11 

14:45 15:15  Afternoon break  
15:15 17:20  Afternoon session  Session 7: Granular metamaterials  Session 8: Powder processes & technologies  MiniSymposium: The applications and algorithms of coupled MPMDEM 
Location: H11  Location: H12  Location: H13  
Stability of geometrically cohesive granular columns made of starshaped grains– D. Aponte, N. Estrada, J. Barès, M. Renouf, E. Azéma Jammed granular metamaterials–H. Götz, T. Pöschel, O. D’Angelo Elastic behavior of granular materials composed of polyhedral particles– D.C. Vu, L. Amarsid, J.Y. Delenne, V. Richefeu, F. Radjai Soft particles reinforce robotic grippers – robotic grippers based on granular jamming of soft particles– P. Müller, H. Götz, A. Santarossa, A. Sack, T. Pöschel Mechanical characterisation of highly interlocked granular metamaterials V. Angelidakis, T. Pöschel 
Digital twins to improve the calibration of DEM simulation of powder processes– A. Neveu, G. Lumay, F. Francqui Numerical study of bidisperse cohesive particle blends – bulk properties and thresholds– L. Orefice, J. Khinast Investigation of Bulk Material Effects on Reclaim Screw Performance: A DEMBased Modelling Approach E. van Gijsen, W. van den Bos, F. van den Hoogen, D. Schott Growth and Acceptance: DEM in Industry– L. D. Cid 
Implementation of coupled material pointdiscrete element method (MPDEM) in Taichi parallel programming language– Y. Shi Recent advances in the coupling of discrete element methods with meshless partial differential equation solvers S. A. G. Torres


17:20 17:50  Evening break – finger food served  
17:50 20:20  Evening session  Session 9: Algorithmic aspects of DEM  Session 10: Flexible shape particles  
Location: H11  Location: H12  
A Level Set approach for nonspherical DEM in YADE– J. Duriez, S. Bonelli, F. Golay, C. Galusinski Modelling Complex Particle Shapes with the Volumeinteracting LevelSet Discrete Element Method– D. L. H. van der Haven, I. S. Fragkopoulos, J. A. Elliott A new molecular dynamicslike approach for true polyhedra assemblies – Application to the simulation of crushing Y. Descantes A novel superellipsoid particle collision model J. Wedel, P. Steinmann, M. Hribersek, J. Ravnik Stable integration of rotations for nonspherical particles in the Discrete Element Method C. A. del Valle, V. Angelidakis, S. Roy,T. Pöschel, J. D. Muñoz

Discrete Element Modelling of Flexible and Shape Memory Fibres– Y. Guo, J. Han Calibration of a Discrete Element Model of Gelatine– H. Grobbelaar, D. N.J. Els, C. Coetzee Modeling soft particles by a coupled DEMMPM method– S. Nezamabadi, F. Radjai, S. Mora, J.Y. Delenne, M. Ghadiri Discrete element method for a smooth polyhedron with rigidity and large deformation based on Minkowski sum method– S. Ji, S. Wang 

September 20, 2023 (Day 3 Wednesday)
09:30 10:15  Plenary  Emilien Azéma – Exploring the scales in highly deformable grain assemblies when compressed far beyond the jammed state
Location: H11 

10:15 10:45  Morning break  
10:45 12:50  Morning session  Session 11: Particlefluid interactions in industrial applications II  MiniSymposium: DEMbased hybrid algorithms for particleladen flows  MiniSymposium: Advances in opensource DEM software 
Location:H11  Location: H12  Location: H13  
CFD/DEM simulations of a pilot scale blast furnace raceways dynamics E. Izard, F. Romano, P. Fede Numerical modeling of wet ball milling process by CFDDEMVOF– H. Ma, C. Xie, L. Zhou, Y. Zhao DEMSPH based shipicewaterpropeller coupling simulation for ship speed analysis in sea ice regions– L. Liu, S. Ji Investigation of highthroughput particle separation in DLDDEP microsystems by resolved CFDDEM simulations– M. S. Wullenweber, J. Kottmeier, I. Kampen, A. Dietzel, A. Kwade

Simulations of magnetic anisotropic particles at fluidfluid interfaces– Q. Xie, J. Harting Selfassembly of Amphiphilic Janus Spheres: Lattice BoltzmannDiscrete Capillary Interactions, aggregate formation, and the rheology of particleladen flows with a hybrid discrete element and lattice Boltzmann method J. Wave Propagation in FluidSaturated Granular Media using Coupled Lattice

LMGC90 a Python Framework to simulate nonsmooth mechanical discrete systems – F. Dubois, R. Mozul MercuryDPM: Fast, flexible, particle simulations A. Thornton, T. Plath, I. Ostanin, T. Weinhart YADE – An opensource framework for openscience B. Chareyre, V. Angelidakis, K. Boschi, K. Brzeziński, R. A. Caulk, C. A. del Valle, J. Duriez, A. Gladky, J. Kozicki, G. Pekmezi, L. Sholtès, K. Thoeni 

13:00 14:00  Lunch  
14:00 14:45  Plenary  Hongyang Cheng – From Granular Randomness to Predictive Digital Twins: Integrating DataDriven and Coupled Models for Uncertainty Quantification
Location: H11 

14:45 15:15  Afternoon break  
15:15 17:20  Afternoon session  Session 12: Vibrated systems & charged particles  Session 13: Powder processes technology: Additive Manufacturing  MiniSymposium: The future of opensource DEM – Discussion 
Location: H11  Location: H12  Location: H13  
Discreteelement modeling and experimental validation of the charging kinetics of a vibrated layer of particles– K. Lampoh, F. Radjai, C. M.Laigle, X. Rouau, J.Y. Delenne Tribocharging of patchy particles– N. Preud’homme, G. Lumay, N. Vandewalle, E. Opsomer About phase transition in vibrated granular material W. Le Goff, M. Renouf, R. Fargere A discrete element model for investigating the electromechanical characteristics of particulate systems C. Zhang, S. Nadimi Granular Convection in MicroGravity– T. Pöschel, H. Götz, J. A. Freund

Microstructure evolution during sintering: Discrete Element Method approach D. E. Wolf, L. Engelke, L. Brendel Wall effects in granular column: Revisiting Janssen’s equation P Jalali, S. Shah, L. Kondic Powder spreading of irregular particles with thermal properties S. Roy, H. Xiao, V. Angelidakis, T. Pöschel Sintering of particles: graingrowth and nonsphericity treated with DEM B. M. P. Goyes, D. Jauffres, C. L. Martin Computational studies of the effect of moisture on powder bed quality in metal additive manufacturing– H. Cherukuri, A. Chakraborty 
Open Network on DEM simulation D. Barreto 

17:20 18:50  Poster session  
18:30  Finger food served  
18:50 19:50  Evening talk  Dirk Helbing – The Wonderful World of Pedestrians  
19:50 20:30  Awards Ceremony 
September 21, 2023 (Day 4 Thursday)
09:30 10:15  Plenary  Zeynep Karatza – Bridging the gap between simulation and reality through fullfield experimental data
Location: H7 

10:15 10:45  Morning break  
Session 14: Fracture and fragmentation  Session 15: Performance analysis & machine learning  MiniSymposium: DEM for Understanding Complex Flows in GasParticle Systems  
Location: H7  Location: H12  Location: H13  
10:45 12:50  Morning session 
DEM study on ice block breakage M. Prasanna, A. Polojärvi, J. Åström DEM simulation of the fracture behavior of a composite with aerogel particles characterized by Xray tomography G. Hamelin, C. L. Martin, D. Jauffres ANMbased fragmentation model of granular materials Y. Trivino, F. Radjai, K. Lampoh, X. Frank, J.Y. Delenne Imageinformed Fracture Model for ComplexShaped Particles in Discrete Element Simulations– A. U. Canbolat, V. Angelidakis, T. Pöschel A combined DEMXFEM approach to predict the undrained behavior of granular media considering particle breakage A. A. Eskandani, A. A. Mirghasemi 
A graph neural networkbased surrogate model for granular flows with complex boundary geometries S. Li, G. Duan, M. Sakai Discrete Element Method with Machine Learning model of Liquid Bridge Force H. Zhao, H. Cui Datadriven multiscale modelling of granular materials via transfer learning– T. Qu, J. Zhao, Y. Feng Optimizing Particle Simulations: Performance Analysis and Code Generation with MDBench and P4IRS– R. R. L. Machado, J. Eitzinger, H. Köstler Investigation of the shape effect of granular material by Bayesian calibration 
Scaling laws on granular capillarity dynamics F. Fan, T. Yu, E. J. R. Parteli, T. Pöschel DEM Analysis of Volumetric Expansion of Granular Materials Based on a Microscopic Diffusion Model C.Y. Wu, J. Hu Studies on development of a multiscale and multiphysicscoupled ironmaking blast furnace model and its inner thermochemical behaviors– E Dianyu Modelling of gassolidliquid flow and particle mixing in a rotary drum– X. Tang Coupling DEM with PRDNS: A multipletimestep algorithm R. Hu Fully resolved CFD–DEM coupling model for gasliquidsolid flows with nonspherical particles K. Washino, E. L. Chan, G. T. Nguyen, T. Tsujimoto, T. Tsuji, T. Tanaka Particle jetting induced by the explosive dispersal K. Xue, L Miao 
13:00 14:00  Lunch  
14:00 14:45  Plenary  Eric Parteli – Particlebased simulations of dry cohesive granular materials
Location: H7 

14:45 15:15  Afternoon break  
15:15 17:20  Afternoon session  Session 16: Geomaterials  Session 17: Flow of nonspherical particles  
Location: H7  Location: H12  
Particle Discrete Element Modeling of Transversely Anisotropic Rock with Discontinuous Fabric M. Gutierrez, G. Xu TomographyBased Additive Reconstruction of Sand Particles and its Application in DEM Simulation W. Xiong, J. Wang, M. Wu, Z. Cheng Numerical granular rockbox DEM simulation to investigate the thrusting motion at geologically relevant scales M. Furuichi, J. Chen, D. Nishiura Geogridstabilized soils under a cyclic load J. P. Morrissey, K. Zamara, J. Kawalec, J. Ooi From Microscopic Clues to Macroscopic Insights: Exploring Potential Quantifiers and Predictors of Crack Onset in Drying Suspensions– M. Bagheri, T. Pöschel 
Nonspherical particle flows in silos and hoppers Raúl Cruz Hidalgo Effect of different categories of nonsphericity on mixing in a rotating drum using the Discrete Element Method (DEM) S. Kumar, A. Anand Influence of Mechanical Interlocking on the Flow Behavior of Granular Particles J. Curtis, E. Suehr Rigid Clumps in MercuryDPM Particle Dynamics Code I. Ostanin, V. Angelidakis, T. Plath, S. Pourandi, A. Thornton, T. Weinhart Flow of strongly concave particles in a rotating drum: stress profile predictions W. Wang, J. Barès, M. Renouf, E. Azéma 


17:20 17:30  Concluding remarks 