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Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD

Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD is located in Darmstadt (Germany) and works on solutions related to FEM Simulation in the context of Manufacturing

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD was founded in 1987. Around 180 researchers at three locations in Darmstadt, Rostock and Kiel in Germany are developing new technology solutions and prototypes. Visual Computing is image- and model-based information technology and includes computer graphics, computer vision, as well as virtual and augmented reality. In simple terms, the Fraunhofer researchers in Darmstadt, Rostock, Graz, and Singapore are turning information into images and extracting information from images. In this project, Fraunhofer IGD participates with the department “Interactive Engineering Technologies” (IET). The department pursues applied technology research in the area of geometry processing and design, rapid, interactive simulation as well as visualization and analysis. One of the main goals of the department is the integration of design, simulation and visualization aiming at interactivity, i.e., technology that enables users to interact with virtual, physical models. The aim of real-time responsiveness is tackled by developing novel, efficient and massively parallel algorithms methods to leverage the high potential of many core architectures such as GPUs (graphics processing units). Services provided: • Finite Element Methods simulation - FEM (simulation software used: RISTRA - Rapid Interactive Structural Analysis - developed by IGD) • Consultancy projects (including the execution of SW by themselves) • Core of IGD software is an efficient structural mechanics solver that is executed on performant graphics processing units.