Winter Semester 2020/21: Fast and Precise Multi-Domain Physics Simulation

October 13, 2020 – The simulation of multi-domain physics problems has been perfected in a way that will enable a completely virtual design for a class of problems once the underlying simulation models have been validated. Other than physical experiments, a multi-domain physics simulation model will allow to project individual contributions of parts, physical effects, tolerances etc. on the desired design goal, and thus enable a fully parameterized goal driven optimization towards a perfect design.

Peer Technologies is supporting the design and the numerical verification of complex actuators and sensors including their electronic control as the subject of this lecture. The subdivision in Part 1 is divided into the main areas: CAD / CAE, structural mechanics, electrostatics, electromagnetics and heat conduction. For an overview PLS refer MDPS Contents Part1.

The subdivision in Part 2 is divided into the following main areas: Mechanical CAD, fluid mechanics, fluid-structure interaction and methods for the simulation of selected physical problems in real time. Common to all disciplines is the embedding in a comprehensive system simulator, which enables the step-by-step calculation of control loops with power and signal electronics and represents the link for simplified representation of entire assemblies by reduced mathematical models. For an overview PLS refer to MDPS Contents Part2.

This lecture is to take place at HLRS, University of Stuttgart, Germany, in the time frame of

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

For further administrative information (in German) PLS refer to the Lecture Announcement on the University of Stuttgart/IHR web site as well as the accompanying documents MDPS Flyer, HLRS Leaflet 1 and HLRS Leaflet 2.

iENA 2019: International Trade Fair Ideas . Inventions . New Products

November 2019 - The iENAthe leading international trade fair for ideas, inventions and innovations - presents high-quality, international contact opportunities between inventors and representatives from industry and commerce. More than 800 inventions from around the world were on display again in November. Significant momentum comes from national and international inventor organizations.

Peer Technologies has supported a world patent application relating to a novel type of electric inductance arrangement for a series of applications in the field of distance measurement, sensor-based detection of objects - and construction of induction machines. A very unique implementation of an electrical motor, a so-called Ladder-Step-Engine, demonstrated at iENA 2019, was awarded a second prize in the category of free inventors. See Sandra Hübner, Head of iENA 2019, presenting the associated iENA Silver Medal and Certificate of Honour to the inventor Peter Haas. 

Ladder-Steps-Engines (LSEs) use a new type of inductance arrangement of the transmitter or receiver coil, said arrangement being designed in the form of a ladder-steps configuration, wherein the ladder spars short-circuit the steps. The sum of all short-circuit currents is a measure of what is occurring in the vicinity of the arrangement.

Electric machines, especially LSEs, will benefit from this invention in several distinct ways:

- Conductor patterns are laid out by printing technology and will be both precise and cheap.

- Precision manufacturing will enable µm-sized gaps and hence high magnetic coupling.

- Theoretical efficiency of transformers and electric machines is approaching 1.0.

- Mechanical torques outperform existing drives by a factor of 2 typ. at same power level.

- LSE-technology aims at replacing the conductor material copper by aluminum - at large.

For details please refer to iENA 2019 Sample Poster Induction Arrangement.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC/COP18)

November 26 - December 7, 2012:

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP18)

DOHA, QATAR

Peer Technologies has been sponsoring the joint e5/ICCA presence with an invited talk on The Chemical Industry's Contribution to Energy and GHG Emission Savings: Energy Efficient Design of new Methods and Materials.

E5/ICCA Side Event at COP18 on December 4, 2012 | 14:30 - 15:45    UNFCCC COP-18, BINGO Room:

Innovation, the Environment and the 2050 Goal: Coordinating the Efforts of Industry and IGOs to Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change

E5/ICCA Side Event at COP18 on December 7, 2012 | 13:15 - 14:45    UNFCCC COP-18, Side Event Room 6:

The Chemical Industry's Contribution to Building Energy Efficiency and GHG Reduction

Qatar National Convention Centre, DOHA, QATAR

Nomination for participation as Observer-NGO at COP18/CMP8 was achieved by the European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5) in support of the Global Center for Efficiency of Resources and Materials (GCERM). 

For details and press coverage of the presentations please refer to: 

http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop18/enbots/

HP-CAST CAE: Keynote on Multi-Domain Physics Simulation

October 1-2, 2012 – HP-CAST CAE is HP’s High Performance Computing user group for Computer Aided Engineering.
The objective is to periodically let HP’s customers and technology partners

  • Share information about the role and future of simulation in the industry.
  • Understand viable software and infrastructure technology paths to sustain corporate initiatives around Simulation.
  • Gather operational methodologies and best practices to deploy disruptive technologies in production.

For the first time, an HP-CAST CAE meeting was organized in Europe due to the importance and wide-spread adoption of technical/scientific simulations in the European Union, especially in the automotive, aviation and tools industries. Peer Technologies was asked to deliver the keynote speech on Multi-Domain Physics Simulation: Class of Problems, Ease of Use, Limitations.

For details please refer to https://www.hpe.com/de/de/solutions/hpc-high-performance-computing/hp-cast.html

ZIM: Advancing Technologies in Industry

July 2012 – Research funding extended. The Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM) is a German nationwide, open technology and market development program for mid-sized companies and for industrial research facilities that cooperate with them. ZIM was extended into early 2014 and remains the basic program for market-oriented technology promotion of innovative SMEs in Germany. The intensive cooperation between companies with economic-related research facilities is supposed to accelerate the transfer of advanced technologies in industry.

We can assist you if you are interested in starting a ZIM project targeted at new products in the field of computer-aided design or numerical simulation of multi-domain physics problems. Please talk to us!

In case you are a company with less than 500 employees? Then apply now for a research grant of ZIM.

For details please refer to www.zim-bmwi.de (in German)

Peer Technologies at ACUM 2012, Zurich

June 21-22, 2012 – Dynamics is the central topic this year. Everything is dynamic, nothing is static. During the last 5 years, ANSYS has received very many new opportunities in the field of dynamics. Which dynamic effects will affect lifetime? Why can material damping help to avoid fatigue? What are the effects not being considered by a static calculation?

Zai AG and TechnoCarbon Technologies have pioneered hybrid composites consisting of Carbon fibers and carefully selected minerals. The zai Spada ski is an award winning high performance sports equipment leveraging this new technology. Peer Technologies has added new physical material properties to ANSYS in order to successfully model the dynamics of such hybrid composites as demonstrated in a well-received talk at ACUM 2012, Zurich. 

For details please refer to www.usersmeeting.ch

Peer Technologies at 1st DYNACOMP, Arcachon

May 22-24, 2012 – DYNACOMP, the 1st International Conference on Composites Dynamics, has brought together representatives from the industrial and academic world concerned with dynamic issues of composite materials and structures, over a wide frequency band and various encountered solicitations, from low-frequency to shocks.

Outstanding papers were on the following topics:

  • Dynamic modeling and optimal design of composites
  • Acoustic transmission
  • Dynamic control of composites
  • Damage tolerance design and inherent damping
  • Experimental validation vs. modeling

Peer Technologies’ contribution was on the modeling and validation of carbon fiber reinforced mineral composites that are characterized by orthotropic material parameters concerning stiffness, strength and damping. Moreover, hybrid mineral composites exhibit significantly higher material damping than thermoset materials with simultaneous advantages in mass production and recycling applicability. Thus, influencing the matrix material, the fibers, the textile processing, the fiber volume content as well as the lay up enables the potential of adjusting the material parameters in a wide range. Changing damping and stiffness properties results in targeted modifications of the structural dynamic behavior and sound emission of composite structures.

For details please refer to https://www.avantage-aquitaine.com/past-events/dynacomp/