ELiSE
Concept
for
radically
new
ideas

Components that are continuously improved, will eventually reach their limits. We enable you to develop radically new concepts by following nature’s example, which set new standards for your product, realize completely new ideas and adopt unconventional solution approaches.

Specifications

At the beginning of every project we determine relevant specifications in close cooperation with the client by setting basic parameters for the development of new concepts. In general, the available space, the material, load cases and the manufacturing process need to be defined in order to start a target-oriented development process. Furthermore, objectives for your product such as weight reduction, performance improvement, functional integration or the minimisation of costs are determined.

Analysis

In a preliminary investigation of the component FE calculations are performed, considering all relevant load cases. These calculations serve as a reference for newly developed concepts and enable a deeper understanding of the mechanical behavior of the component. Within the framework of the component analysis, first results of topology optimizations can give further indications on sensible load paths, providing guidance in the following screening process.

Screening

After the component analysis biological archetypes and principles, that possess suitable lightweight structures, are sought. Here we can resort to a lightweight structure database with more than 120.000 plankton organism and prepared mechanical active principles. By using this immense storage of innovative lightweight structures, you can benefit from principles that have been optimized by nature over millions of years.

Concept Development

The determined active principles and constructions of the screening process are merged into one or several overall concepts. An appropriated analysis of these concepts with predetermined specifications allow a proper dimensioning and assessment of the applied lightweight principles with their impact on your component. Thus, innovative concepts are developed that enable your products to stand out from the competition. These concepts can be visualized in the form of drawings, CAD models or rapid prototyping models. Preliminary FE calculations enable predictions on the performance and offer a comparison to your reference component.