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SIMCenter Research Areas

Computational Solid 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 the transportation industry and beyond.

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

Digital Manufacturing
Researchers can model manufacturing systems and processes to improve cost, efficiency, and quality. These techniques allow for the design and creation of more efficient factories resulting in higher quality products with reduced costs.

Multi-Physics Simulations
Our research team uses physical models across multiple disciplines to capture interactions between physical domains. These techniques accelerate the development of complex systems, such as land vehicles and aerospace systems and ensure they are safe and reliable.

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 model interconnected systems to accelerate the development process without sacrificing quality.

Optimization and CAE Automation
The 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.