The high variability of construction and agricultural machinery leads to high demands on the product development. In particular, the interaction of the tool with the ground during excavation or plowing but also the interaction of a harvesting machine with the crop, etc. are hardly predictable. Until now, such complex interactions are usually determined by measurement and are therefore difficult to integrate into the virtual product development.
Therefore, the activities in this area are focused on the integration of the complex behavior of such materials. This makes it possible to compare variants of a machine under same conditions. Design changes may be analyzed for their impacts on the load on the machine or the flow of crop material through the machine.