Welcome to Gecko

Design for IGA-type discretization workflows

Scope and Objectives

The main objective of the GECKO project is to bridge the existing gap between the CAD and the computational models (CAE) and integrate them within the industrial workflow. This will imply collaborating with industries in enhancing the adoption of the technology within commercial solvers and adapting existing open source frameworks so that they can hook into the industrial practice and thus remain relevant in the foreseeable future.

In the practice, this implies ensuring that open-source solvers, developed in the academia for both solid and fluid dynamics, are able to use as an input domain any CAD geometry, even in cases in which the geometrical definition is not optimal, i.e. poorly defined or “dirty” geometries with no additional operations nor user intervention.

An efficient and robust solver design must be implemented to be capable of performing seamless “Design-through-analysis” workflows. Achieving such a goal will inherently imply collaborating with the pre/post processing industry to ensure that a smooth path is defined at software level.
The overall project outcome will be to enhance the open source tools and operational workflow so that it can effectively complement commercial based approaches. This in turn will allow addressing relevant bottlenecks, as identified by the industrial partners and addressing them using the IBRA technology so that the solution can be eventually backported into commercial solutions.

Another important objective in the GECKO project is to empower and generalize the capabilities of the IBRA methodology when using complex non-linear models (Solvers) in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Solid Mechanics (CSM), acoustics, vibro-acoustics, Reduced Order Models (RoM) and surface mapping.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101073106 Call: HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01

“Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.”