Process simulation

Lightweight Design / Simulation

Design of lightweight structures from material to the optimized component

In the process simulation, individual steps of the FVW manufacturing processes such as draping, infiltrating, braiding as well as winding, pultrusion, wet pressing, APP and AM processes are performed virtually. With increasing digitization, robot movements and production machines can be monitored and controlled from the process simulation via CAM interfaces. Sensors integrated in the component ensure that process variables can be recorded, logged, validated and fed back to the respective production unit during manufacturing. The aim of the predictive process simulation is therefore to generate process variables and boundary conditions for real life production and to obtain an optimal machine setup in advance, taking into account real material behavior.


Team leader

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Ruben Czichos


Research Associate, Group leader of the Composite Simulation research group

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