Use Cases

The following industrial use cases are defined to verify the VMAP interface standardization developments.
The list below includes a video presentation, a description and the user benefits for each Use Case.


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Description: Integrative simulation and optimization workflow for blow moulded plastic parts considering residual stresses and geometry changes due to shrinkage and warpage.

User benefits/business case: Higher product performance of blow moulded plastic parts with less material consumption and shorter design cycle times. Optimized CAE Workflow for blow moulded articles and therefore reduced development time.

Composites for Lightweight Vehicles

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Description: Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) is an established technology to produce complexly shaped composite parts.

User benefits/business case: A generally applicable, standardized CAE workflow particularly from the view of high-performance composites in structural relevant automotive applications.
The CAE chain shall efficiently combine all essential simulation steps and enable an integrated product development considering all relevant manufacturing effects and finally provide an integrated structural optimization over multiple simulation steps.

Plastic Injection Moulding

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Description: For Short- and Long-Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics (SFRT and LFRT) an integrated simulation will be performed. Components for various applications requiring different simulation technologies will be looked at: crash, foamed, fatigue and creep applications.

User benefits/business case: Lighter products by better exploitation of material capabilities. Increased efficiency in product design process due to increased quality of simulation results and reduced design optimization cycle times.

Additive Manufacturing

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Description: Establish an integrated simulation and optimization workflow for additive manufactured plastic parts (SLS process) to optimize the building process, the part design and the part function. Ensure first time right production.

User benefits/business case: An effective compatible interface to communicate between the process simulation, other CAE tools and the printer software. Reduce effort and costs during the product development process. Reduce time to market.

Hybrid Modeling of Consumer Products

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Description: Simulate a multi-stage manufacturing process and product performance for a hybrid material component.

User benefits/business case: Provide the links between the different virtual domains enabling a seamless virtual product development.

Composites in Aerospace

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Description: Virtual autoclave manufacturing for commercial aerospace parts. End-to-end simulation for design including material characterization, process simulation, shape optimization due to process-induced deformations and process optimization for thermal compliance and processing defects.

User benefits/business case: Standardized material data interfaces to enable a full process simulation. This will significantly accelerate and optimize the many steps of an aerospace composite component development program: from material selection, to factory definition, to tooling design, to part conceptual design, then detailed design, production insertion, and finally combining production data back with the original simulation.