DEME is a global solution provider for dredging & land reclamation, marine & offshore solutions, fluvial & marine aggregates, environmental solutions, project development and related service. Therefore, they work with water day in, day out. Ships, dredging heads, islands, offshore wind parks, harbour deepening, ... are some of the common activities of DEME.
Understanding the way water behaves is essential for their daily business. Calculation of pump characteristics, designing new dredging solutions and other applications are typical examples of areas in which simulation can provided added value.
To increase their inhouse simulation knowledge, DEME followed the Zastrugi basic & advanced course on how to work with openFoam. Now a team of 4 people has the skills to set up calculations on their own, allowing them to compare different proposals for certain problems and to visualise the results to present to others. Additionally, DEME can count on the services of Zastrugi for special calculations & projects concerning special topics.