The Joint Lab
IDEAS has the aims of product and process innovation through the
development of innovative design methods and simulation tools.
The Joint Laboratory "Interactive DEsign And Simulation" (IDEAS)
has been established by Fraunhofer IWU - Fraunhofer Institute for
Machine Tools and Forming Technologyin Chemnitz (D) and DII – Dept.
of Industrial Engineering in Naples (I). Fraumhofer IWU ad DII are
two nationally and internationally recognised leading research and
development institutions working at excellence level, among other
subjects, in the fields of Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality,
Numeric Simulation, Design Technology, Quality and Reliability for
Innovation and Production Technology.
The JL_IDEAS has competences in the following fields of
research and development:
COGITO - Virtual Prototyping and simulation, CAD/CAM/CAE,PDM,
rigid and flexible part assembly simulation, tolerance design,
statistical variation analysis finite element analysis, geometrical
modeling, mechanical assembly simulation, digital pattern for
product development, Product life cycle modeling, Decision Support
System, Knowledge Based System and Modeling Support Techniques.
IdeainVR - Interactive design and Ergonomics applications:
Virtual design methods, design review, participative design, human
centered design method, robust ergonomic virtual design, postural
evaluation, comfort evaluation, automotive, railway and aircraf
timprovement, human manikin, Digital Manufacturing, rapid virtual
exploration of engineering solution spaces, safety analysis of
product and manufacturing system, workplace and workcell design
methods, virtuality for innovation.
CREAMI - Biomechanics and Reverse Engineering; CT scan (Computed
Tomography); NMR, laser scanner image analysis, foot reconstruction
and simulation, teeth modeling, implants advancements, dentistry
application, shape reconstruction in automotive and naval
application,lowspeed impact test, HIC evaluation, computer aided
SQUARE - Statistics, Quality and Reliability for Innovation;
Quality Engineering, Design of Experiment (DoE), Robust Design (Taguchi
approach), Statistical Process Control (SPC), variation transmission,
reliability assessment, Bayesian reliability analysis, risk analysis,
service quality evaluation, innovation growth models.