FINAL REPORT: SIMP ”System Integrated Metals Processing”
The vision of the DIMECC SIMP program (2014-2017) was to bring benefits from digitalization to the metals and metals production industry. The program focused on the digitalization of highly complex process chains by modeling, simulations, and analysis, which, in the end, will enable real-time predictive control in the plant environment. The advances made in the program have...
Digitalization brings materials research and design to a new level
DIMECC HYBRIDS and BSA programs bring material research and design to a new level by digitalizing materials R&D. The digital design concept takes full advantage of novel materials. The ultimate goal is to enable to product specific design of materials, and exploiting detailed models in design of material solutions and solving materials related problems in products.
Speeding up the new product development process with the digital fatigue strength simulation tools
There is a need for shortening the design and development time spans of new products in the Finnish machinery industry. One way to shorten the time to market is introduce modern integrated digital design tools to support the machinery industry´s product design and development. As a result of the development work done under FIMECC MANU programme new digital fatigue strength...
Digital design concept takes full advantage of novel HYBRID materials
FIMECC HYBRIDS programme brings material research and design to a new level by digitalizing materials R&D. The digital design concept takes full advantage of novel hybrid materials and speeds up product design significantly.
Schematic based hydraulics modelling and simulation tool reduces engineering time up to 40%
Machine manufacturers’ goal is to build better machines in a shorter time span. Accurate machine simulation is helping the R&D personnel to achieve both of these goals. The schematic based hydraulics modelling tool is helping engineers to design, test and verify the hydraulic system of the machine faster than before.
Improving ship design with multi-domain energy flow simulation
Optimal design and operation of ship machinery have a significant impact on the total cost of ownership and emissions over life-cycle. Deltamarin, VTT and ABB developed together a tool for modelling the ship energy flows as a part of the EFFIMA programme. The purpose of the multi-domain simulation tool is to represent all relevant ship processes at a system level. The energy...
Virtual reality workstation for design
Virtual validation is a cost effective testing method for design that improves the end product and saves development resources. To make virtual validation more accessible we designed an entry level system that requires minimal effort and investment while providing most of the benefits of a larger virtual environment.
Efficient and reliable control software
Development of efficient and reliable control software requires efficient development tools. Controller development using MATLAB/Simulink is becoming increasingly popular in both university research and industry applications. This offers a possibility to integrate controller development with simulation of the controlled machine, which allows early evaluation of control...
FINAL REPORT: ELEMET ” Energy- and Lifecycle-efficient Metal Processes”
Energy- and Lifecycle-efficient Metal Processes – ELEMET (2009-2014) is one of the first generation FIMECC programmes. The main focus of the programme was to improve the material and energy efficiency of metal production plants. The final report illustrates the research results and impact of the FIMECC ELEMET programme.
A Finite Element Model for Simulating Spark Plasma Sintering Process
A finite element model for simulating the SPS process (temperature gradients, distribution of electric current) was developed to enhance process control and facilitate design of complex SPS geometries.
Fretting damage prediction for highly loaded machine components
Fretting fatigue, i.e. decreased fatigue performance due to the small oscillatory movement between contacting bodies, is often considered as the plague of modern industry. A novel modelling and experimental methods has been developed and successfully applied in diesel engines in order to optimize and increase safety margin to fretting damage.
New tool set to support hydraulic system design and analyses
Hatch cover systems are usually tailored to some extended. This means that performance requirements for control system vary in projects. Combination of mechanical models and hydraulic system simulation tools improves system design accuracy compared to traditional methods while it also brings previously unavailable information of system behaviour visual in design phase.