Mathematical modeling, simulating, and optimizing fiber dynamics is the main research focus of the group »Flexible Structures«. The main applications are industrial production processes of nonwovens.
Within the framework of long-standing research two software tools have been developed:
- the MATLAB/FLUENT toolbox VisFiD (Viscous Fiber Dynamics) that simulates a broad spectrum of spinning processes
- FIDYST (Fiber Dynamics Simulation Tool) for the simulation of fiber dynamics in turbulent flows. FIDYST generates virtual nonwoven structures and consequently allows its simulation-based optimization.