Student Team:Mark Dolinar, Kevin Elliot, Estefen Luna, Ben Meyer
Advisor: Andy Johnston
Sponsoring Organization: FLSmidth Material Handling North America (FLSMHNA)
Liaison: Scott Nance
Our senior design project revolved around a Linux based program called LIGGGHTS (Lammps improved for general granular and granular heat transfer simulations). FLSmidth, an engineering firm that primarily focuses on mining technologies, sponsored this project. Our goal was to run a simulation using Liggghts to recreate a previous test on a batch of material by FLSmidth. To do this, we were required to learn how to use the Linux operating system while simultaneously learning how to program in C++, which was both challenging and rewarding. Ultimately, FLSmidth asked us to create an intuitive guide for the further use of this program inside of their company.