The National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Advanced Equipment Design and CAE Software Development was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in 2013. Computational analysis, analog simulation, and design and control optimization technologies in the design and manufacturingof advanced equipment and industrial products (i.e. Advanced CAE) are the core technologies of technological innovation and digital and intelligent design and manufacturing, taking the strategic high point for transforming traditional industries and developing cutting-edge technologies for national defense. The advanced CAE is important and extensively demanded in the manufacturing industry and the national economy. TheCenter mainly focuses on forward-looking and key research and development(R&D)involving structural analysis, optimal design and CAE software in advanced equipmentR&D. Researchfields mainly include keygeneric technologiesof advanceddesign and CAE,R&Dfor platform and product of CAE software, promotion and application of advanced equipment design technology, etc.
Relyingon the Department of Engineering Mechanics of Dalian University of Technology and the State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment,the Centerboastsafirst-level national key discipline of Mechanics and a high-level research team.
Fig. 1 SiPESC (independently-developednew generation ofsoftware platform for computational mechanics),beingable to realize finite element analysis, design optimization and visualization of structures with tens of millions/hundreds of millions of degrees of freedom
Fig. 2 Typical engineering applications of SiPESC:structural dynamics model updating; overall optimization on design of aircraft structures; structural analysis of nuclear power pipelines