Aim and Idea

Simulations of vehicle dynamics, crashes, and occupant & partner protection are very time-intensive in terms of their computation requirements. This is due to the strong non-linearities involved, the many degrees of freedom, and the highly transient nature of the events. Powerful workstation computers with a high graphics capability are available that enable several employees and groups of students to work simultaneously on the planned research projects. A powerful server cluster (computing cluster with appropriate storage) is available for performing the simulation calculations.

Equipment

  • 6 PCs with 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4 ECC, Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 processor (4 cores, 3.5 GHz), 512 GB solid state drive, NVIDIA Quadro K2200 4 GB graphics card, operating system: Windows 10
  • 8 PCs with 32 GB  (4 x 8 GB) DDR4 ECC, Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 processor (6 cores, 3.5 GHz), 512 GB solid state drive, NVIDIA Quadro K2200 4 GB graphics card, operating system: Windows 10
  • 2 PCs with 192 GB (8 x 16 GB, 8 x 8 GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 ECC RDIMM, Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 dual (14 cores, 2.6 GHz), 2 x 1 TB SATA-SSD hard drive, NVIDIA Quadro M4000 8 GB graphics card, operating systems: 10 and Linux
  • All workstations are equipped with two monitors
  • 2 additional PC workstations, each with a Monitor
  • 55“ TV monitor for presentations
  • Seating for two additional persons
  • 1 x master node: Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 (2.4GHz, 10C/20T, 25MB cache, 8GT/s QPI, 90W, Turbo, HT), max. RAM 2,133MHz
  • 17 x worker nodes: each with 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 (3GHz, 12C/24T, 30MB cache, 9.6GT/s QPI, 160W, Turbo, HT), max. RAM 2,400MHz

 

 

Licences for teaching and research purposes are available.

  • ADAMS
  • Altair HyperWorks
  • ANSYS
  • LSDyna
  • LSPrePost
  • Nastran
  • Patran
  • User-specified software installations are possible
  • MATLAB/Simulink
     

Example Applications

  • Explicit, highly dynamic calculations for crash, occupant and pedestrian protection
  • Driving dynamics simulations
  • Improvements to vehicle structures & components and determination of material parameters for numerical material models
  • Implicit FEM calculations and applications in the field of multiphysics
  • Development and control of non-linear vehicle models

Research Activities