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Research Group

Main organisation:DESIGN & OPTIMISATION
Lifecycle:9 May 2014 →  Today
Organisation profile:

The Flanders MakeDMMS core lab consistsof two research teams of the KU LeuvenDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, being the Noise and Vibration Research Group and the MECO research group. Together, thesegroups have a longstanding history and are internationally highly recognizedexperts in the fields of:

·        Numericalmodelling;

·        Engineeringdynamics;

·        Mechatronicanalysis and design;

·        Vibro-acousticanalysis and lightweight structure design and analysis;

·        Sensing,identification, control, optimization and monitoring of mechanical andmechatronic systems

withapplications in,amongst others, the automotive and machine buildingindustry. Expertise in these domains is valorised in various regional, national andinternational projects and programmes.

DMMSis involved in Flanders Make in two core labs: DMMS-M and DMMS-D.  Core lab DMMS-D (D for Design) covers key aspects for the clusterDesign & Optimisation involving:

·        Designand development of physically inspired models;

·        Modelorder reduction schemes;

·        Real-timeanalysis,

·        co-design, co-simulation and optimization. 

Keywords:numerical modelling, engineering dynamics, system dynamics, multibody dynamics, mechatronic analysis, mechatronic design, vibro-acoustic analysis, lightweight structure design, optimization and monitoring of mechanical and mechatronic systems
Disciplines:Automotive engineering, Design theories and methods, Computer aided engineering, simulation and design , Ecodesign, Mechanical drive systems, Numerical modelling and design, Smart lightweight structures, Design theories and methods not elsewhere classified, Manufacturing engineering, CAD/CAM systems, Manufacturing systems, Mechanics, Acoustics, noise and vibration engineering, Continuum mechanics, Dynamics, vibration and vibration control, Kinematics and dynamics, Mechanics not elsewhere classified, Mechatronics and robotics, Physical system modelling, Robot structures, Composites and hybrid materials, Materials science and engineering, Computational materials science, Destructive and non-destructive testing of materials, Functionalisation of materials, Metamaterials, Polymeric materials, Polymer processing, Polymers and plastics, Scientific computing, High performance computing, Mathematical software, Modelling and simulation, Numerical computation, Symbolic computing, Product development, Human-centered design, Systems design