Fraunhofer SCAI develops innovative methods in Computational Science and actively supports their take-up in industrial practice. The institute combines mathematical and computational knowledge with a focus on algorithms – bringing benefits to customers and partners.
The development of packaging solutions for the safe and efficient transportation of parts of cars, machinery or equipment from suppliers to the assembly line was previously an expensive fiddly job. Now the optimization software PackAssistant calculates the ideal filling of transport boxes with identical parts in a few minutes.
A specific challenge of diseases like Alzheimer or Parkinson lies in the fact that the dysfunctional biological pathways underlying these diseases are not known. AETIONOMY will develop a »mechanism-based taxonomy« of Alzheimer´s and Parkinson´s disease and validate the mechanism-based taxonomy at least partially in the course of a prospective clinical study.
In order to enable and increase the use of renewable energy, the German government supports the modernization and building of thousands of kilometers of new electricity networks. SCAI's software package MYNTS analyzes and optimizes transport networks for electricity, gas and water right from the design stage, makes upgrading more flexible and reduces energy consumption and costs.
In many applications, mesh-free particle simulations offer distinct advantages compared to grid-based methods, for example for the simulative investigation of granular materials, their transport in fluids or their interaction with structures or components. From the user perspective, the combination of mesh-free particles with grid-based codes is of particular interest.
Wind turbines, airplanes and artificial heart valves are examples for structures, whose development requires the solution of coupled fluid dynamics and structural mechanics problems, or – more generally – multidisciplinary problems. The MpCCI CouplingEnvironment provides a framework for the solution of multidisciplinary applications.
TREMOLO-X is a powerful software package used for the numerical simulation of interactions between atoms and molecules, the molecular dynamics. It provides the environment to design new innovative materials. TREMOLO-X is already successfully applied in many projects in nanotechnology, material science, biochemistry and biophysics.
Large linear systems of equations form the numerical kernel of most simulation software packages. Usually, the numerical solution of these linear systems of equations needs most of the computational time of the whole simulation. The software package SAMG uses modern hierarchical algorithms (algebraic multigrid) to reduce this computing time substantially.