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Areas of Expertise

SIMCenter applies each of its focus areas to a variety of industry research projects. Explore some of our featured projects by using either the navigation buttons below or the left sidebar.

SIMCenter Focus Areas

Research is focused broadly on mobility, energy and consumer products. SIMCenter has six main focus areas:

Computational Solid and Structural Mechanics
Our research team employs state-of-the-art software for the modeling of complex geometries and joining techniques under linear and non-linear deformation. These techniques are critical for developing strong, safe and lightweight structures in a variety of industries.

Computational Fluid Dynamics
Researchers can accurately predict the performance of steady-state and time-dependent external and internal flows, and acoustics, allowing optimization of varied applications such as the drag forces on vehicles and large-scale air flow in manufacturing systems, like paint rooms.

Systems Modeling, Integration, and Control
The world is full of complex products comprised of hundreds or thousands of components organized into systems and subsystems. Researchers working in this area focus on using system-level plant and control models to simulate interconnected systems, accelerating the development process without sacrificing quality.

Optimization and CAE Automation
SIMCenter employs optimization techniques to automate and enhance the use of CAE tools. These numerical techniques are employed across the areas listed above, and they allow engineers to deliver the best possible designs resulting in improved performance in areas like weight, efficiency and manufacturability.

Non-Physics, Data-Driven Models
These data-driven models, which analyze the data about a specific system rather than the physical behavior, can be applied to various topics such as materials testing and autonomous vehicle technologies.

Multi-Physics Simulations
Our research team uses physical models across multiple disciplines to capture interactions between physical domains, which accelerates development of complex systems such as land vehicles and aerospace systems, while ensuring they are safe and reliable.