Summary of the technology
We can provide a commercially available co-simulation environment connecting 20+ simulation software products with arbitrary sensors. The technology is real-time enabled.
We search for companies in the manufacturing industry which would like to make use of this technology to build up a digital manufacturing twin for efficient ramp-up and predictive maintenance incorporating methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
We aim at starting a funded research project with several use cases to develop this digital manufacturing twin in relevant industrial environments.
Current development status
We have a working prototype of a virtual hot stamping process of automotive carbody parts. Here, the environmental temperature is measured with a sensor (PTC) attached to a data acquisition system (ViFDAQ) and provides a thermal boundary condition value for the numerical simulation models of three considered production stages: furnace, transfer and stamping (Matlab, LS Dyna). The simulation models retreive the sensor measurement data in real time and respond on it.
Desired business relationship
Technology development in the area of model order reduction and surrogate modeling of manufacturing processes is necesseray in order to make the solution real-time enabled.
Virtual Vehicle Research Center
Research & Technology Organization