We are pleased to be part of the new research project DigiTain ("DIGItalization for SusTAINability") within the technical program "Neue Fahrzeug- und Systemtechnologien" (new vehicle and system technologies) of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) since January 01, 2023.
The aim of DigiTain is to develop and apply processes, methods and models for fully digital product development and certification of sustainable electric drive architectures (“Entwicklung und Anwendung von Prozessen, Methoden und Modellen zur volldigitalen Produktentwicklung und Zertifizierung nachhaltiger Elektroantriebsarchitekturen”). In the research consortium, partners from industry such as Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG, BMW Group and DYNAmore GmbH work together with research institutions such as the University of Stuttgart, TU Dresden, TU Darmstadt and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.
We, the Institute for Structural Mechanics, have the opportunity to contribute our expertise in the field of finite element technology to the project. The focus is on the following aspects:
- shell elements: dimensionally reduced structural models and finite elements with special kinematics adapted to laminate structure
- tetrahedral elements: finite element technology for predictive validation of deformations and stresses in 3D-discretized, structurally optimized components
- process consistency: systematic comparative study on the quality of the results (deformation, stresses, triaxiality,...) in isogeometric analysis (IGA).
DigiTain is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action based on a resolution of the German Bundestag