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Fraunhofer SCAI, Germany: MpCCI

Learn how Franhofer SCAI used GLview API from Ceetron to extend its market-leading solution for multi-physics with advanced visualization capabilities.

Fraunhofer SCAI (Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing) conducts research in the field of computer simulations for product and process development, and is a prominent corporate partner in the industrial and science sectors. SCAI designs and optimizes industrial applications, implements custom solutions for production and logistics, and offers calculations on high-performance computers.  Fraunhofer SCAI is HQed in Sankt Augustin, Germany and has approximately 140 employees.

MpCCI is Fraunhofer SCAI’s multi-physics solution.  It comprises MpCCI CouplingEnvironment (interface for multi-physics code coupling), MpCCI FSIMapper (file-based mapping for FSI applications), MpCCI MetalMapper (file-based mapping for metal-forming workflows), and MpCCI MapLib (for customised solutions).  MpCCI CouplingEnvironment is widely recognized as the de facto code-neutral standard for simulation code coupling.

When Fraunhofer SCAI in 2009 considered various tools for extending the visualization capabilities of MpCCI, they chose the GLview API to produce VTFx files in combination with GLview Express.

Said Klaus Wolf, head of the Multiphysics-Application group at SCAI, about their choice of GLview: “The cooperation with Ceetron provides Fraunhofer SCAI with an enhanced visualization tool. By integrating this customized tool into the MpCCI environment Fraunhofer SCAI can invest more effort into the core development of MpCCI itself. Fraunhofer SCAI will also use the GLview API to develop new pre- and post-processing software. These tools will offer advanced solutions for multi-physics data mapping, optimization in manufacturing process chains, and sensitivity analysis of input/output correlations in CAE.”

For more information about Franhofer SCAI, see https://www.scai.fraunhofer.de/en/business-research-areas/multiphysics.html.