The focus of research is on the development of methods and processes for the simulation and optimization of complex systems and computer-aided processes in product development. Key aspects and subtopics are:
- Coupled simulation and optimization methods
- Structural optimization
- Lightweight design
- CFD flow simulation
- Robust design
Due to the often very complex interactions in real systems, numerical approaches for the description of these systems by individual standard tools are no longer to be used.
By coupling methods, efficient tools can be created that are solutions of these complex problems and thus support the product developer in the design synthesis.
Examples for coupling methods
- Structure optimization taking into account production restrictions
- Multiphysical structure simulation with wear simulation
- CFD flow simulation with thermomechanics
We are your contact for questions concerning the design, dimensioning and optimization of components and systems.
We develop customised simulation and optimization tools for you.
The tools developed are based on established and commercially available methods, which ensure good software availability and short employee training periods.
Thanks to virtual product development, we create sophisticated and innovative products together with you.
For the validation, IPEK can rely on modern test benches, high-quality measurement technology and experience.
- IBM X-Series 3650 Server (two Intel Xeon SixCore, 120 GByte RAM)
- Fujitsu server PRIMERGY (two Intel Xeon TenCore, 512 GByte RAM)
- Access to the bwUniCluster 2.0 of the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)
- Finite element method: Abaqus, Ansys, STAR-CCM+, Hyperworks, LS Dyna,...
- Multibody simulation: ADAMS, MATLAB/Simulink
- Optimization: Abaqus, OptiStruct, MATLAB, HEEDS, …
- CAD: Creo, Fusion 360, ...
Current bachelor and master theses of the research group can be found here.
An overview of all IPEK publications can be found here.
Albers, A.; Matthiesen, S.; Revfi, S.; Schönhoff, C.; Grauberger, P.; Heimicke, J.
2019. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, 1 (1), 2667–2676. doi:10.1017/dsi.2019.273
Spadinger, M.; Albers, A.
2019. Continuous–Discontinuous Fiber-Reinforced Polymers : An Integrated Engineering Approach. Ed.: T. Böhlke, L. Kärger, 265–276, Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH und Co. KG
Schulz, M.; Albert, A.; Reister, H.; Binner, T.
2019. Thermal Management Systems Symposium, 15–17 October 2019, Plymouth, MI, United States
Revfi, S.; Spadinger, M.; Albers, A.
2019. NAFEMS World Congress 2019, Québec, CDN, June 17-20, 2019, NAFEMS
Serf, M.; Albers, A.
2019. NAFEMS-Magazin, 1 (49), 74–82
Albers, A.; Holoch, J.; Dietrich, S.; Spadinger, M.
2018. Exploring the Design Freedom of Additive Manufacturing through Simulation, Helsinki, FIN, December 10-11, 2018, 62–63
Albers, A.; Reichert, S.; Serf, M.; Thorén, S.; Bursac, N.
2017. Konstruktion, 69 (9), 76–82
Albers, A.; Reichert, S.; Joerger, A.
2017. 6th World Tribology Congress 2017, Beijing, China, September 17-22 2017
Albers, A.; Revfi, S.; Spadinger, M.
2017. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17), Vol 4 : Design Methods and Tools, Vancouver, Canada, 21st - 25th August 2017. Ed.: A. Maier, 367–376, The Design Society
Albers, A.; Spadinger, M.; Serf, M.; Reichert, S.; Heldmaier, S.; Schulz, M.
2017. WCSMO 12 : Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation, Braunschweig, Germany, 5-9 Juni 2017
Albers, A.; Reichert, S.
2017. Wear, 376-377 (Part B), 1185–1193. doi:10.1016/j.wear.2017.01.035