Combination of simulations and experiments ensures realistic results
Numerical simulations are a very effective means of analyzing relations and tendencies in combination with a minimum of time-consuming experiments. A great advantage lies in investigating areas and processes that can usually hardly be characterized by metrology due to spatial reasons, high mechanical or thermal stresses or due to extremely rapid processes. Finally, computations by numerical simulation allow for “a look inside” of workpieces or tools. They can even be applied if experimental tests are impeded or impossible because of high cost or safety issues. By utilizing this method, processes can be examined at an early stage of development in order to detect weak points and to find possibilities to improve them.