Failure Prediction

Modelling the behaviour of complex materials and joining techniques is major part of the Finite Element Method for light weight design in structural mechanics.

A further application is predictive maintenance, where servicing is done dependent on real loads and operational conditions with the help of virtual sensors.

Already in the year 2006 ANDATA began the use of

for the prediction of material and component failure within the research project CoMModO (Complex Material Modelling Operations). Since then the methods are steadily used and refined in various forms.


  • Design of Experiments and evaluation of representative load and test cases for modeling the failures
  • Automated quality assurance and verification of material and component tests
  • Identification and prediction of relevant material parameters
  • Modeling and simulation of complex material and component behaviours and failure modes
  • Model validation and robustness assessment


CoMModO has been a joint research project of ANDATA, the Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics from the Technical University Vienna, 3DS SIMULIA, and BMW group. The project was supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency and the Autrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation, And Technology under the initiation "ModSim Computational Mathematics" within the program "Research, Innovation and Technology in Information Technology". The project CoMModO has been awarded as the best project within the program line in 2010.

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