With its mission on software research, development and engineering, the DLR Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization contributes to a comprehensive digitalization along the lines of the DLR aeronautics vision “virtual product”. The institute’s research and engineering activities are particularly targeted at enabling coupled multiphysics analyses and optimizations by means of high-fidelity simulations leveraging the potential of state-of-the-art high-performance computers. Aligned with the DLR long-term requirements, software competences are to be strategically developed and bundled in Dresden in order to systematically complement the expertise of the other DLR aeronautic institutes.
The major fields of research are:
Programming and data models for the efficient use of current and future hardware in High Performance Computing (HPC), HPC competence center of DLR
Software frameworks for large-scale multiphysics analyses and optimizations based on high-fidelity simulations and first-principles.
Software methods and technologies for the description and use of the Virtual Product (data analytics, surrogate models, integration platform, software security, simulation-based certification)