High Performance Simulation for Interactive Design
A European Union ESPRIT Project 


Main Objective

The major objective of this European project was to create a high-performance simulation capability by implementing the latest numerical algorithms for parallel machines and to couple this with a CAD system to create an interactive design environment.

The designer uses this environment to create a design, guided by rapid simulation. Subsequent design changes are sent to the simulation process, which continue to be modified until the designer is satisfied.


  • Improves the use of numerical simulation in the product design process by producing a very high performance boundary element analysis core.
  • Integrates in a flexible way, with modern CAD systems.
  • Provides a demonstrable, interactive design and analysis environment.

Project Partners

  • Computational Mechanics (Co-ordinator)
  • Sener
  • Ikerlan
  • IT Innovation Centre