Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is one of the sectors with the greatest weight in the economy. This sector uses the latest technologies to be competitive in both the manufacture of auto-mobiles and the auxiliary industry of components. At ITMATI we give solutions that respond to the demands of this sector using the most advanced mathematical technology.

Our main priorities are

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD).
  • Calculation of structures (beams, sheets, plates).
  • Elastic, viscoelastic and viscoplastic materials. Insulating materials.
  • Contact, adhesion and friction between structures.
  • Damage to structures: wear and damage patterns.
  • Cracks and fracture detection and mechanics calculations.
  • Thermal or thermodynamic calculations.
  • Simulation of manufacturing processes: stamping, forging, etc.
  • Acoustic and vibroacoustic calculations.
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
  • Simulation of fluid-structure interaction problems.
  • Simulation in electromagnetism. Simulation of electronic devices.
  • Calculation of vibration.
  • Steering wheel design.
  • Numerical ranking of burns caused by airbags.
  • Aerodynamic coefficient calculation.
  • Numerical simulation of air flows around vehicles in spray booths.
  • Numerical characterisation of materials.
  • Thermomechanical behaviour of heat exchangers.
  • Prediction of faults.
  • Quality control.
  • Electronic management systems.
  • Control and optimisation of processes.
  • Task sequencing.
  • Prediction and planning of production.
  • Shift allocation.

Experience in this sector

  • Automatic calculation of numerical definition of molds for flexible materials with rigid grafts and complex surfaces.
  • Calculation of tissue damage by exposure to hot gases.
  • Development and implementation of NVH systems to reduce noise and vibration in buses.
  • Numerical simulation of airflow around a vehicle in spray booths.
  • Numerical simulation in lasto-acoustics using finite elements with parallel architectures. Application to active noise control.