Virtual models and mathematical simulations are a way to develop a new product without the use of time-consuming and costly experiments and unnecessary prototypes. Nowadays, computational methods are very sophisticated. We can simulate physical processes from the microstructure of materials, the behavior of an assembly based on the design assemblies all the way to the simulation of geophysical and atmospheric phenomena. We can simulate processes in gases, liquids, solid phases and non-standard states (such as plasma). It is possible to simulate the behavior of structures in physical fields, over a wide range of temperatures, the speed of events, etc. However, the main benefit of virtual simulation is the possibility of optimizing any parameters with the chosen target function (lifetime, strength, stiffness, natural frequency, heat dissipation, energy efficiency, material consumption, price …)
Computational simulations at the CARDAM, practically include all the possible capabilities of today’s computational methods. The orientation of the calculations corresponds to the focus of the company, i.e. the development of new products with a focus on the application of additive technologies. Logically the most used are the different types of optimizations. In particular topological optimization.