The Cyber-Physical Simulation (CPS) group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TU Darmstadt focuses on the development of advanced computational methods that integrate mechanical simulation and design optimization with multi-scale and multi-physics systems.
We aim at facilitating a seamless thread or digital twin connecting the digital design, simulation and optimization process with physical manufacturing and utilization processes, thus enabling engineers to develop reliable, high-quality products with advanced functionality in short product design cycles.
Our interdisciplinary research is centred around three core themes that connect mechanical engineering, numerical mathematics and computational science:
1. Computational methods for solving ordinary and partial differential equations in engineering, in particular structural and continuum mechanics, as well as isogeometric analysis.
2. Design and optimization methods and their integration into seamless digital design, simulation, optimization and manufacturing frameworks.
3. Engineering applications in advanced manufacturing technologies and enhancement of computational methods with multi-physics, multi-scale and data science approaches.
KnitKit collaboration published in ACM TOG
As part of our collaboration with SUTD in Singapore and HKUST in Hong Kong, the paper “KnitKit: A flexible system for machine knitting of customizable textiles” was just published in the reputable ACM Transactions on Graphics. KnitKit is a flexible and customizable system for the computational design and production of functional, multi-material, and three-dimensional knitted textiles. The work was lead by Dr. Georges Nader and will be presented at the ACM SIGGRAPH conference in August.
New publication on the homogenization of lattice structures
We are happy to share that the article “Numerical homogenization of second gradient, linear elastic constitutive models for cubic 3D beam-lattice metamaterials” has been published in the International Journal of Solids and Structures. The manuscript is can be accessed at https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1cznq4kE0PLR1 (50 days free access).
Lecture on Multiscale Methods in summer term 2021
Prof. Weeger is offering a course on “Multiscale Methods in Computational Mechanics” (4 CP, 16-73-3134) in summer term 2021. The course is fully digital course with all materials provided in Moodle and starts on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.