Research Projects
Numerical Simulation
The mathematical calculation of technical processes in advance, the socalled
numerical simulation, has gained an immense significance for
numerous key areas of modern industry, such as automobile and aerospace
industry, electronic, or chemical industry. Today, it is possible to
understand and master entire technical processes before going into
production by means of numerical simulation on the computer. In
semiconductor technology, for example, progress in industrial research
and production is no longer conceivable without such techniques of
numerical simulation. In the aviation industry, a wing simulation on the
computer takes the place of testing in the wind tunnel. Expensive
setups for testing can be avoided, and valuable raw materials can be
saved. In addition, expensive equipment is spared, and the environment is
much less polluted.
For the execution of simulations on modern high performance computers,
specifically parallel computers, more efficient and sophisticated methods
of mathematics and computer science are essential. This is where FORTWIHR
comes in. Its aim is to examine and develop mathematical methods for
computers in view of their application on high performance parallel
computers.
FORTWIHRHomepage
fortwihr@in.tum.de, 23.3.1999
