Simulation and Continuum Mechanics is DIK‘s youngest department. Its core competence is the multiscale simulation of the material behavior of elastomers and their application in component optimization and service life predictions. Computer simulation amounts to „doing as if“. In other words, an attempt is made to replicate the real behavior of systems on the computer. Simulation offers a number of advantages over classical experiments:
It goes without saying that even the best simulations cannot completely replace experiments. They serve much more to reasonably reduce the number of trials required and can also provide attendant support for product development further down the line.
Finite-Element simulation of mechanical behavior of foamed rubber parts