Computational Cloud Services and Workflows for Agile Engineering
Learn how manufacturing SMEs have profited from cloudifying engineering and simulation processes. Join our workshop and experience the benefits of our HPC-based cloud platform.
Workshop takes plate at the HANNOVER MESSE
APRIL 26, 2017
FROM 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET
The participation at the workshop is exempt from charges. Please register for the workshop by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your complete address. Registration will close on April 21st, 2017 and the number of participants is limited.
- What is CloudFlow? Why is CloudFlow generating added value?
Prof. Dr. André Stork, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
- Optimizing energy consumption and noise emission of the cooling air-flow optimization for compressors
Wojtek Zietak, Capvidia NV, Belgium
- More efficient drug production using cloud-based CFD simulation of bioreactors
Dalibor Jajcevic, SES-Tec OG, Austria
- Cloud based optimization of an extrusion die
Martin Becker, DHCAE Tools GmbH, Germany
- HPC workflow for simulation and optimization of additive manufacturing for improving the production of gearboxes
Stefano Ellero, STAM S.r.l., Italy
- Coffee break
- How can SMEs benefit from CloudFlow HPC services
Tomi Iljas, Arctur Racunalniski Inzeniring Doo, Slovenia
- How is CloudFlow boosting the competitiveness of manufacturing SMEs?
André Schneider, Fraunhofer EAS, Germany
- Where to benefit from CloudFlow?
Sebastian Pena Serna, clesgo UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Germany
- Panel Discussion
Bioreactors are systems in which cells, microorganisms or very small plants are cultivated. The aim is to obtain cells or metabolic products which the pharmaceutical and chemical industry needs, for example, for medicaments. For successful cultivation, it is important that values such as oxygen content, temperature and pH are strictly adhered. Therefore complex simulations are necessary for the exact planning of the cultivation. For small and medium-sized engineers, it is not easy to carry out these calculations themselves due to immense investment costs in the required hardware.
One solution is the EU project CloudFlow. 47 partner institutions from 13 European countries work here together. The idea is to use cloud computing to enable small and medium-sized enterprises to use simulation software over the Internet on the CloudFlow platform. The available servers provide very high computing powers for the solution of complex tasks (High Performance Computing; HPC). “In practice, smaller companies in particular have to forego many of the possibilities of today’s engineering software,” explains Professor André Stork of Fraunhofer IGD, Coordinator of CloudFlow. The special software provided with CloudFlow no longer needs to be installed and licensed on local computers as it is used online for the required time. Business models such as pay-per-use are thus possible. The user pays for the computing power and the time when he uses the software online.
An application test by CloudFlow was carried out by the company SES-Tec OG, based in Graz, Austria. SES-Tec specializes in high-tech simulations. The company uses CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation software from AVL List GmbH to calculate experiments in bioreactors. The software AVL FIRE ™ was further developed as part of the project for use in the cloud. Through the CloudFlow platform, SES-Tec AVL FIRE ™ is cost-effective and at the same time leverages the advantages of powerful computer infrastructure. In this test, 25 different scenarios are analyzed and evaluated in parallel, which is a significant gain in speed and considerably reduces costs.
We are pleased to announce that the SES-Tec OG in the hands of Mr. DI Dr. Dalibor Jajcevic and Mr. DI Dr. Wolfgang Lang and the ses-tec Schweiz in the responsibility of DI (FH) Lucas Flückiger will have common projects from now.
This collaboration with ses-tec Switzerland enables us on the one hand to offer our customers a wider range of services and on the other hand we can better engage with customers on an international level. Nevertheless, the SES-Tec OG remains an independent unit and looks forward to the common collaboration with ses-tec Switzerland.
In lots of technical components are valves and contribute mostly more or less to the safe and efficient operation of machines where they are installed in. Due to the simplicity of their construction, low construction costs and the robustness of the system, there are a number of application areas such as valves for compressors in trucks or cars, compressors for air and gas, valves for controlling the aspirated air mass of 2-stroke internal combustion engines to fully hermetic compressors in micro fridges.
While the valve is simple in construction, the interpretation and prediction of the valve dynamics is very complex thereby estimating the occurring losses is difficult. High-performance computing systems and numerical simulations enabled 3-dimensional simulations, which depict the valve dynamics it in the recent years.
Due to the complex geometric and gas dynamic processes, it was not yet possible to eliminate the restrictions on the scope and therefore until now limited for industrial applications.Due to SES-Tec’s specially developed numerical methods and virtual workflows it is now possible to use this also in the industrial sector. This has the following advantages for our customers:
- lower cycle times
- quality assurance of results
- projections of real geometries (hardly necessary simplifications
In addition, their own models for the consideration of special effects were implanted (such as adhesive forces, influence of electromagnetic forces, preload forces etc.). Through an almost completely automated workflow it is possible that the simulation environment can be used by non-experienced users, thereby a cost advantage for the customer could be generated. Furthermore, you benefit by better products due to an improved process understanding.
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CloudFlow in short
CloudFlow is a project of the European Commission. It is a part of the “ICT Challenge 7: ICT for the Enterprise and Manufacturing” and a part of the initiative “ICT for Manufacturing SMEs,” short I4MS.
With this project and innovation initiative for the manufacturing sector the European Commission will enable high-tech SMEs to exploit the potential of ICT to help grow their businesses. The more products and product development integrate geometry, mechanics, electronics and software aspects, the more important workflows will become to development processes. Such complex product development processes require multi-domain simulation, simulation-in-the-loop and synchronized workflows based on interoperability of data, services and workflows. CloudFlow integrates computational services in the Cloud into the engineering workflows of manufacturing companies (SMEs).
Our contribution in this project: multiphase flow simulation of bioreactors
For the production of medical drugs, products such as proteins, nucleic acids, living microorganisms like virus and bacteria are used. CFD is a simulation-approach that can be successfully used for characterization of pharmaceutical processes by evaluating system parameters and their impact on the biopharmaceutical quality. The main challenge is the treatment of multiphase systems and long process time of several hours. In order to apply CFD in the development process a highly optimized work flow and huge computational resources are required. The aim of the presented project is to adapt the virtual process for cloud-based multiphase simulations of a bioreactor.
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