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Simulation methods

Thermomechanical simulations, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and multiphysics calculations.

In order to design and optimize manufacturing and operating processes, thermomechanical simulations, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and multiphysics calculations are performed. Calculations can feature complex material models as well as multiphase and reactive flow. The computational effort is processed on our in-house simulation cluster with almost 300 processor cores and more than 3.1 TB of RAM.

A wide range of software tools (Abaqus, Ansys, Comsol, Flow3D, Matlab, Numeca, OpenFoam, Python and more) backed up with experimental validation of measurement variables and physical properties using the relevant infrastructure.

Areas of application relate to components and plants for energy systems in general, ranging from development and optimization of power electronics and sensor design over casting processes to sonic toothbrushes, filter systems and atomization systems.

Selected Simulation projects:

SAPE – a modular printing system

The modular printing system SAPE raises the benchmark in terms of printing speed and quality.

to SAPE – a modular printing system

Casting simulation and experimental validation of active air cooling of cast parts

Large cast parts for gas or steam turbines or engines need days or even weeks to solidify and cool down.

to Casting simulation and experimental validation of active air cooling of cast parts

Contact for Simulation methods

Prof. Dr. Norbert Hofmann
Prof. Dr. Norbert Hofmann Lecturer in thermo-mechanical and casting simulation
Telephone : +41 56 202 73 98 (direct)

Contact for Multiphysics

Prof. Dr. Daniel Weiss
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