The programme will create an overall simulation tool through the contribution of VERDI partners’ expertise in different areas, such as simulated milling or sheet metal pressing.
“All the participants are not experts in every field of manufacturing simulation. Each partner will contribute with their piece of the puzzle,” Torbjörn Kvist explains.
Through simulation it will be possible to see, as early as the concept phase, what happens to the final component when it is manufactured. VERDI goes one step further. It creates a digital model of the components the engineers can see how the material is affected by the different manufacturing stages.
Simulation saves precious manufacturing time as well as the environment. There will be fewer physical tests and therefore less scrap. It will also be possible to design lighter engines that use less fuel because the material is used more optimally.
VERDI stands for Virtual Engineering for Robust Manufacturing with Design Integration.
VERDI’s partners are: Volvo Aero, Rolls-Royce, MTU Aero Engines, Aachen University of Technology, Universität Karlsruhe, ITP, CIMNE, Luleå University of Technology, Trollhättan/Uddevalla University, Avio, EnginSoft, Politecnico di Torino, CENAERO, Techspace Aero, The University of Nottingham and AICIA.
November 25, 2005
For further information, please contact Torbjörn Kvist, +46 520 94 074
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