The challenge was to develop a model for the simulation of composite materials and to implement it on an HPC system. The goal was to improve Mikrosam’s capability to satisfy the principal ISO 11439 standard and the ECE R 110 normative for Gas cylinders “High pressure cylinders for the on-board storage of natural gas as a fuel for automotive vehicles” by developing a model for the design and simulation of composite laminates that could be implemented on an HPC system and obtain accurate results in an acceptable time.
XLAB Research is recognized as one of the strongest computer science research teams outside the academic world in Slovenia. Expertise: security and distributed systems. Additionally we are working in the field of Computer vision, Computer visualization, and Artificial intelligence.
The challenge facing Pipistrel was to perform simulations of the flow over its aircraft which were sufficiently detailed to model real physical effects accurately. Such simulations require expensive computer resources which are normally beyond the means of an SME. However, the use of Cloud-based HPC offers the possibility of running such simulations on a pay-per-use basis which is financially viable for an SME. The challenge was therefore to demonstrate the feasibility of such an approach.