The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD was founded in 1987. Around 180 researchers at three locations in Darmstadt, Rostock and Kiel in Germany develop new technology solutions and prototypes. In cooperation with its sister institutes in Graz, Austria and in Singapore, they also take on international relevance. With an annual research volume of €21 million, we use for applied research in visual computing to help in the strategic development of industry and the economy.
About the role in the CO-VERSATILE project:
Fraunhofer IGD will provide GPU-accelerated simulation technology and a simulation framework to help repurposing parts & materials for entire production lines. We will extend our GPU-accelerated simulation capabilities by shell elements. Complementing existing simulation capabilities by providing an efficient simulation workflow consisting of CAD model import and meshing, pre-processing and utilizing fast parallel hardware (GPUs), we dramatically reduce the required processing time (by factors between 10x to 85x) addressing the urgency of reorganizing and repurposing manufacturing & production processes within a crisis.