Joint Training on Numerical Modelling of Highly Flexible Structures for Industrial Applications, THREAD
|Project Title||Joint Training on Numerical Modelling of Highly Flexible Structures for Industrial Applications, THREAD|
|Project team:||Dejan Zupan, Gregor Trtnik|
October 2019 –September 2023
|Project Code:||GA-No 860124|
|Lead partner:||The Institute of Mathematics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU)|
|Project leader:||Dejan Zupan (UL FGG)|
|Other project partner’s organizations:||Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, University of Liège, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, CentraleSupélec
University of Seville, University of Innsbruck, University of Rijeka,
Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Fraunhofer ITWM, C3M, ENSAM
|Source of finance:||European Union|
|Key words:||Highly flexible slender structures, Numerical modelling, Experimental and computational mechanics, Numerical integration, Simulation software in engineering, Industrial applications|
Structural elements in which one dimension is more significant than the other two are important members in many engineering applications. Such elements are especially interesting when large displacements and rotations are allowed, like in cables, hoses or ropes. Current virtual prototyping tools are unable to handle the highly complex mechanical response of such structures. THREAD project aims to change that by giving young engineers and mathematicians the possibility for intensive scientific research in advanced constitutive laws, interactions with the environment and numerical tools for nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of nonlinear rods.
Within this project 14 early stage researchers will be trained as PhD students in these important topics. Besides comprehensive local and network-wide training covering state-of-the-art research topics as well as valuable transferable skills, they will benefit from close cooperation with twelve industrial partner organisations. The main focus is in industrial applications and open‐source simulation software development.