1301 Advances in the Industrial Application of Computational Mechanics

Uwe Schramm, Altair
Recent years have seen a surge in the use of simulation in design. Highly complex products that are connected are the norm today. Therefore, simulation and the use of computational methods became ubiquitous in design. Computer resources have increased to a level that allows to base design and business decisions on computational simulation. As industrial products got more complex, simulations got more complex and lately this has been further accelerated by the spread of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the idea of a Digital Twin. All aspects of a design from concept to in-service can be and are simulated via computational methods today. Technology conceived and developed by the computational mechanics community play a major role in today’s engineering.

This mini-symposium invites participation from industry users in manufacturing companies who apply computational mechanics to solve complex engineering problems. The symposium is to show application examples and modelling approaches to conceptual design, design verification and validation, as well as Digital Twin. We invite an exchange amongst the participant to learn about new approaches and to uncover gaps and research and development needs for academic, software and industrial researchers and developers.

Software used to solve the problems to be presented can be commercial, academic, or inhouse. Applications should include, but are not limited to crash, durability, and vibro-acoustic simulation, thermal management, computational fluid dynamics, manufacturing process simulation, design optimization, powertrain simulation, multi-physics, digital (multi-scale) materials, electric drivetrain, and electro-magnetic simulation.