Portfolio CAEmate


Development of cloud-based technologies for integration of BIM and Multiphysics Simulation

BIM AND MULTIPHYSICS DYNAMIC CLOUD INTEROPERABILITY - The CAEmate/Eurac Research cooperation project for research and development, financed by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano according to the Provincial Law 14/2006 (5/2020), aims at carrying out advanced research and development activities on specific interoperability software interfaces (data exchange and dynamic multi-platform interaction), for the implementation in the WeStatiX web platform of a totally digital, "lean" workflow, in a cloud environment and with a GUI totally integrated in the web-browser, on two "information-technological domains":
1. interoperability with open and proprietary BIM standards
2. interoperability for multi-physics analysis with ad-hoc platforms and calculation software.

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Ultralight membrane structures towards a sustainable environment

LIGHTEN - Building construction industry is the largest anthropogenic source of pollution with massive energy consumption and vast CO2 emission. Novel fully recyclable and low-carbon structural membranes offer a green alternative to glass and other transparent cladding materials used in lightweight buildings, resulting in significant weight savings in the structures and drastically reducing the environmental impact. The remarkably incomplete scientific and technological understanding of the thermomechanical behaviour of such innovative structural skins requires the development of engineering models capable of predicting their performances and allowing their rational use in ultralightweight buildings with enhanced energy efficiency and resilience.
The EU-funded LIGHTEN project aims to educate and train a new generation of highly qualified scientists and engineers to become experts in advanced design methods for sustainable construction. Experimental characterisation, modeling, computer simulation and structural design will constitute the education of the researchers within an integrated doctoral program supervised by industrial and academic partners.

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Optimal design of refractories for high-temperature industrial applications for a low carbon society

REFRACTURE2 - The objective of this EU-foundaed Horizon 2020 reasearch project is to derive new computational modelsfor refractory materials, which will make possible for the first time to simulate in-silico their behaviour over the whole of working temperature range. These models will be a breakthrough in the design of components like refractory nozzles, plates, ladle and tundish slide gate systems, which will directly translate to energy savings, waste reductionand decreases in pollutionand CO2 emission, together with safety improvements. CAEmate contributes to the project with the development of innovative software technologies and customnumerical simulation tools.

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Improving the energy efficiency of buildings

SensorBIM - The framework of the Interreg project is aimed at strengthening cross-border cooperation between companies and research institutions, while improving the innovation base for companies. The focus is particularly on the 'home system', through the development of an integrated hardware and software system for thermo-fluid dynamics simulation in facades and installations for the construction and management of sustainable building.

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Plastic spring

A spring tended beyond plasticity limit

This Finite Element Analysis shows the residual stresses and the residual plastic deformation in a steel spring tended beyond its yield strength and then unloaded. The simulation was carried out while taking into account the geometrical non-linearities (large deformations). The material features are those of steel 50CrV4 (EN 10277), modeled according to Von Mises plasticity with linear hardening.

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