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Institute of Material Systems Modeling


Members of the Institute of Material Systems Modeling work on the digitalisation of processes. Various coupled pysical phenomena are considered and appropriately described using numerical methods. As usual, different length- and timescales are considered. Computational methods like machine learning complement this endeavour, as they are capable of detecting previously unknown correlations, patterns, and trends from very large volumes of data.
The information provided by such methods are utilised for developing physically sound material models representing the basis of novel computer simulations. The numerical models implemented in the department 'Simulation of Solids and Structures' are increasingly used for predicting and optimising the mechanical behaviour of complex engineering structures as well as for optimising the manufacturing process of materials.