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.
ANDATA began the use of data based models, softcomputing methods and an agile process model 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 cases for modeling
- Automated quality assurance and verification of material and component tests
- Identification and prediction of relevant material parameters
- Modelling and prediction of complex material behaviours and failure modes
- Model validation
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 has been awarded 2010 as the best project within the program line.
Further details can be found under www.commodo.at.