After more than a decade of research, IsoGeometric approaches are starting to make inroads into commercial solvers, and thus starting to be relevant in the industrial practice. Outstanding challenges still exist in the use of the underlying CAD technologies, and in particular in the use of “trimming”. The GECKO project wants to help solving the outstanding difficulties by improving the current state of the art and by integrating academic research within the industrial workflow. With this purpose, GECKO pursuit the following objectives:

  • Ensure 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. In this regard, an efficient and robust solver design must be implemented to be capable of performing seamless “Design-through-analysis” workflows.
  • Collaborate with the pre/post processing industry  represented in the proposal by the company BETA-CAE), with solver vendors (DYNAMORE) and end users (IDIADA) to ensure that a smooth path is defined to allow such convergence.
  • Enhance the open source tools and operational workflow so that they can effectively complement commercial based approaches. This in turn will allow addressing relevant bottlenecks, as identified by the industrial partners, so that the solution can be eventually backported into commercial solutions.
  • Empower and generalize the currently available solutions when dealing with complex non-linear models (Solvers) in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Solid Mechanics (CSM), acoustics, vibroacoustics, Reduced Order Models (RoM) and surface mapping.