University of Luxembourg RUES (LuXDEM)

Core business

Advanced multiphysics simulation technology

Major material / Production technologies projects

  • Ceratizit: hard metal production
  • Paul Würth Lux: numerical modelling of blast furnace
  • SoilConcept: Valorisation of biomass through gasification
  • Goodyear: tire-ground interaction

Technical/technological capabilities

  • Storage and transport of granular material
  • Mixing/segregation of granular matter
  • Mining and its machinery
  • Agriculture and its machinery
  • Processing industry: Fluidised beds, fixed and moving bed reactors for thermal conversion e.g. drying , combustion, gasification
  • Processing of raw materials
  • Pharmaceutical industry e.g. transport, storage, coating, drug production
  • Food industry (transport, coating, processing)
  • Material science
  • Energy production
  • Systems biology
  • Expertise in Extended Discrete Element Method (XDEM), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and Finite Element Method (FEM)

Main customers/collaborations

  • Delph (Luxembourg)
  • Paul Würth (Luxembourg)
  • Goodyear (Luxembourg)
  • IEE (Luxembourg)
  • SOilConcept (Luxembourg)
  • inuTech (Germany)
  • Resource Centre for Environnemental Technologies (CRTE) (Luxembourg)
  • Technical University of Aachen (Germany)
  • Technical University of Dresden (Germany)
  • University of Stuttgart (Germany)
  • University of Bochum (Germany)
  • University of Applied Science Lucerne (Switzerland)
  • Lithuanian Energy Institute (Lithuania)
  • L’institut de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l’environnement (CEMAGREF) de Grenoble (FR)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
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University of Luxembourg RUES (LuXDEM)

Head of faculty

Paul Heuschling

Creation date


Organisation type

Public Research Organisation




Research Unit in Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Peters
Tel: +352 46 66 44 54 96

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