The Numerical Simulation and Modeling group supports all other research groups operating within the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics.

The scientists cover the whole spectrum from the material behavior at the nanoscale to the mechanics of huge engineering structures. We examine, among other things processes within the composite materials, robots, cars, wind turbines and airplanes. Moreover, we develope a number of simulation methods like: LISA for computational mechanics, Peridynamics and other multiscale methods.

Our group covers the following research areas:

  • nonlocal approaches in numerical analyses for solids
  • wave propagation in solids,
  • periodic structures
  • analyses of vibro-acoustic,
  • crack-wave interactions,
  • acoustic emission
  • geometric and material nonlinearities in numerical models
  • peridynamics
  • numerical dispersion and approaches for reduction of numerical dispersion
  • finite difference method in computational mechanics
  • definition of boundary conditions for numerical models
  • LISA for computational mechanics
  • uncertainty quantification,
  • sensitivity analyses,
  • design optimization for numerical models
  • metamodeling, RSM, POD for SHM
  • multiscale analyses
  • multiphysics
  • coupling of numerical tools,
  • coupling between local and nonlocal methods of modeling for continuum mechanics,
  • hybrid modelling for wave propagation
  • artificial intelligence algorithms