Ongoing R&D Projects

Research and Development

The Multiphysics business area  is involved in and has initiated a number of industrial and third party funded R&D projects. All of these R&D activities are driven by concrete demands from customers and industry communities.  Within these projects, existing MpCCI solutions will be applied to challenging engineering applications, new methods and tools will be developed, and standardization activities will be supported:


This laboratory (Fraunhofer SCAI, University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Dr. Reinold Hagen Foundation) aims to create new digital-twin concepts for SMEs.
Project duration: since 2019

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ITEA VMAP analytics

The vision of VMAP analytics is to enable the realization of smart digital twins for materials.
Project duration: 01/2021 – 12/2023

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Fraunhofer HABICHT

The Fraunhofer project HABICHT aims at the development of a highly efficient electric motor for compressors in hydrogen fuel cells...
Project duration: 01/2021 – 12/2023

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BMWi BonoKeram

BonoKeram works on increasing the flexibility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of small gas turbines through the provision of components made from monolithic advanced ceramics.
Project duration: 05/2020 – 04/2023

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The inhalative route is an major path for nanomaterials and other innovative materials in the nano- and microscale range. The lung is therefore an important target organ for acute toxic effects. At the same time, the barrier function of the lung determines the systemic uptake of the materials and the resulting effects on other organs. The aim of this project is to develop an innovative testing system for airborne nanomaterials based on the partners' existing know-how in the field of in vitro testing procedures. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the scope of the topic Nano Safety Research: "NanoCare4.0 - Application-safe Material Innovations".
Project duration: 06/2019 – 05/2022

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Fraunhofer DigitalTPC

DigitalTPC aims at the holistic consideration of all sub-process steps, partly taking place at different locations, from the semi-finished product to the component production.
Project duration: 02/2019 – 01/2022

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UmLac deals with material models and characteristic value determination for the industrial application of forming and crash simulation.
Project duration: 01/2018 – 12/2021

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Missing software standards in virtual engineering workflows cause huge additional costs at manufacturing companies. Incompatible interfaces for the transfer of virtual material information require complex manual adaptation work, lead to inflexible technical solutions, create loss of information, and finally raise large time delays in the overall design process. The VMAP project has created new concepts for a universal material exchange interface for virtual engineering workflows. These concepts has been concretized in an open software standard. that has been implemented in a number of software tools. The benefits of integrated material handling have been demonstrated by six industrial use cases from different manufacturing domains and industry segments.
Project duration: 09/2017 – 10/2020

For the further development and the assurance and maintenance of the VMAP library standard, the VMAP Standards Community (VMAP SC) has been established. It is open to any interested party that wants to use or contribute to the standardization efforts. Specification documents and directly related software components of the VMAP Standard are available to any interested party - VMAP SC members as well as external institutions - on a royalty-free basis.