Modeling, Simulation and Optimization for the Automotive Industry
Fraunhofer – Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics,Fraunhofer, Sweden
The Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics, FCC, was founded 2001 in Gothenburg, Sweden, by Chalmers University and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, to undertake and promote mathematical research to the benefit of industry, commerce, and public institutions. FCC has since its start worked with more than 100 clients, mainly from the automotive, paper and pulp, and pharmaceutical industries in several countries. Many projects are carried out in collaboration with international partners. In this talk several examples of successful projects carried out at FCC for the automotive industry will be given: Path planning and line balancing for industrial robots, accurate and fast simulations of cables and other flexible structures and analysis of ergonomics in manufacturing plants by virtual moving manikins. Another FCC project, also directed to the automotive industry is the "virtual paint factory", where software for simulation of surface treatment processes has been developed. Examples of simulations of spray painting, sealing and electro coating will be shown.
* Stefan Jakobsson works as researcher at the Fraunhofer-Chalmers Center for Industrial Mathematics, FCC, Gothenburg, Sweden, where he has been since 2006. His project works have been in the applied research areas of computational electromagnetics, finite elements, simulation based optimization, optimal control and mathematical modelling. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies in mathematics and physics at Uppsala University. In 2000 he got his PhD in Mathematics from Lund University. After completing his PhD he started working at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm. Between 2001 and 2006 he worked at the Swedish Defence research Agency with computational electromagnetics for radar applications. Since 2012 Stefan shares his time between Sweden and Brazil, promoting FCC projects and prospecting new possibilities of bilateral collaborations in industrial mathematics.