New Analysis Methods Facilitate the Evaluation of Complex Engineering Data
The research project ViPrIA – Virtual Product Development Using Intelligent Assistance Systems – has been running since 1 October 2019. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for a period of three years. Partners of the research project are SCALE, SIDACT and Fraunhofer SCAI. Associated industrial partners are AUDI, Porsche and Volkswagen.
The goal of ViPrIA is the development of intelligent assistance systems based on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning approaches (ML) to support engineers in simulation-based virtual product development. With the help of intelligent assistance functions, calculation engineers are to be supported in the development process with complex decisions and relieved of routine tasks.
In the research and development process, complex and cost-intensive physical experiments are increasingly being replaced by computer-based simulations. In automotive manufacturing, virtual crash tests replace real tests with complex prototypes. Current challenges in the field of numerical simulation in product development are
- to provide intelligent assistance systems for the development engineer and
- to make the handling of complex simulation data and their analysis easy.