Finished Projects in the Business Areas Multiphysics

FORTISSIMO Experiment 805

Cloud-based design of ultra-clean containers for high-purity chemicals.
Project duration: 11/2016 - 04/2018

FORTISSIMO Experiment 602

Cloud-based design for the manufacturing and simulation of high-performance composite structures.
Project duration: 2015 - 2016

Fraunhofer WISA 3D Crash Analysis

High-Performance 3D Measurement System for Validation of Experiment and Simulation in Crash Applications.

The development time for passive safety components in the automotive industry has been continuously shortened in recent years. The use of numerical simulation allows high parameter variability, but requires experimental validation of simulation models and procedures. The final experimental test is required by law, but is very expensive and time-consuming. The most frequent difficulty in crash simulation is determining the reasons why simulation and experimental results differ. In the project HORUS, the Fraunhofer Institute IOF developed a high-speed 3D measurement system for the generation of triangulation-based 3D measurement data with a 3D frame rate of up to 10 kHz. Fraunhofer SCAI developed the software to compare a simulation result with high-speed 3D measurement data for deformation analysis.
Project duration: 2013 - 2016

Fraunhofer MAVO TurboKeramik

Sustainable and efficient Energy Production using high-performance Ceramics in small Turbines.
Project duration: 2012 - 2016

FORTISSIMO Experiment 413

Multiphysics-Simulation in the Cloud.
Project duration: 2013 - 2014

Fraunhofer 4D BoundlessCultures P.R.I.T.

In-Vitro Toxicology.
Project duration: 2012 - 2014

AIF UmCra2

Material Models and characteristic Parameters for Metal Forming and Crash-Simulation Models with Regard to Manufacturing History of high Strength Steels.
Project duration: 2011 - 2014

BMBF SOFA

Coupled Simulation and Optimisation for a robust virtual Vehicle Design.
Project duration: 2010 - 2013

Forming Analsyis

Validation tool to compare simulation and experiment of stamping processes.
Project duration: 2010 - 2012

Modelisar

The Modelisar project aim is to provide a tool for automotive industry to coordinate modelling, simulation and optimization in a efficient and fast way. Therefore an interface was developed, which enables the integration of an open solution for the modelling of automotive related systems and the development of »Embedded Software« in an inter-divisional simulation. The project made a contribution so that innovative vehicle systems can be developed in a efficient way with quality and reliability standards as expected by the customers.
Project duration: 2008 - 2011

IMAUF

Advanced Stamping Simulation

The objective of IMAUF (Advanced Stamping Simulation) is to bring together innovations from the areas of sheet forming, computer-based simulation methods, plasma coating technology and surface modification, to test them in manufacturing industry and to convert them to qualification concepts.
Project duration: 2007 - 2010

Coupled Stamping-to-Crash Workflows

World-wide surveys on the application of so-called Advanced High Strength Steels have shown that they can improve the energy absorption in crash situations considerably. In Europe and Japan in particular, special multi-phase steels, like DP (Dual Phase) and TRIP (Transformation Induced Plasticity), are increasingly implemented into crash-relevant structures. The most important advantage of these steel grades is the improved formability compared to standard high strength steels, which allows the design of more complex parts with an improved crash performance. The work-hardening behaviour during the plastic deformation compared to standard micro-alloyed steels, for example, is significantly different. This makes it necessary to consider the stamping effects on the material characteristics as well as the gauge reduction of sheet metal parts in crash simulation.
Project duration: 2005 - 2008

3ZM-GRIMEX

Development of a 3-Zone-Model for the Groundwater and Infrastructure Management after Extreme Floodwaters in Urban Areas.
Project duration: 2005 - 2008

InGrid

Innovative Grid Technology in Engineering

The aim of InGrid is to give the user access to grid resources for engineering projects. InGrid is based on six prototype applications in the compute-intensive fields of coupled multiscale problems, coupled multidisciplinary simulations and distributed simulation based optimization.
Project duration: 2005 - 2008

Integrated Stamping-Crash Chains

World-wide surveys on the application of so-called Advanced High Strength Steels have shown that they can improve the energy absorption in crash situations considerably. In Europe and Japan in particular, special multi-phase steels, like DP (Dual Phase) and TRIP (Transformation Induced Plasticity), are increasingly implemented into crash-relevant structures. The most important advantage of these steel grades is the improved formability compared to standard high strength steels, which allows the design of more complex parts with an improved crash performance. The work-hardening behaviour during the plastic deformation compared to standard micro-alloyed steels, for example, is significantly different. This makes it necessary to consider the stamping effects on the material characteristics as well as the gauge reduction of sheet metal parts in crash simulations.
Project duration: 2005 - 2008

COSIWIT

A lot of applications need coupled simulations to enable accurate predictions. In COSIWIT, such computations are made possible for problems from a broad range of engineering fields. For example, in a resonator the interaction of forces originating from the electric fields and the deformation of the structure shall be predicted.
Project duration: 2001 - 2004

Fast FSI

The planning of process engineering plants can be simplified significantly if the design engineer has the possibility to use modern dynamic flow and stress computations for piping systems. In this way, design, economic optimisation and safety considerations can be carried out in one step.
Project duration: 2001 - 2004

Taurus

Simulation Environment for Aeroelastic Computations

The primary purpose of the TAURUS project is to develop and test a common European technology for simulating aeroelastic problems for non-linear flow. This challenging project will allow industry to explore fluid-structure problems as well as design verification problems by using the integration platform, i.e. the user environment, efficiently.
Project duration: 2001 - 2004

PLAISIR

The planet simulator PLAISIR is a coupled system of climate components for long time integration.
Project duration: 1999 - 2002

AKITA

Fluid-Structure Interaction in Aeroelasticity

In a joint research project with the Institute for Aeroelastics of the DLR, special methods for spatial coupling are developed for the fluid-structure coupling in aeroelastics.
Project duration: 1999 - 2002

Weather and Climate

IT- and numerical methods for weather prediction and climate simulation  

The algorithmic and numerical know-how of SCAI helps to solve complex coupled simulations for weather and climate prediction.  

CISPAR

First implementation works and applications tests for coupled solution were done within the  CEC research project CISPAR .
Project duration: 1996 - 1998