The Virtual Systems Research Centre encompasses three research groups:Intelligent automation, User Centred Product Design, and Mechanics of materials. The common goal for the Virtual System Research Centre is to develop and use computer-based models with focus on the development of products, processes and systems. Examples of research areas where the Virtual Systems Research Centre is active:
· Development and use of models for analysis of strength of structures and materials
· Development of digital human modeling tools for product and workplace design
· Development of models and systems for optimizing manufacturing, transportation, supply chain and health-care systems
The the research groups that participate in the Virtual Systems Research Centre are:
These groups are a mix of relatively young, developing groups and groups that have a long and solid track record and that are recognised as leading research groups nationally and internationally. Furthermore, the groups belong to different disciplines and it is this pluriformity that makes the work of the Virtual Systems Research Centre exciting and innovative.
The research and its organisation
Our vision is to be an internationally recognised research center in the area of modelling and simulation. The beneficiaries from our research include the private and public sectors, as well as individuals. The research as carried out in the three groups forms a strong foundation for the research carried out in the research center. The synergistic effects within the research centre are achieved by carrying out joint research projects. These projects can be of theoretical nature and deal with common questions such as (i) theoretical frameworks and standards for virtual systems, (ii) methods, tools and algorithms for virtual systems, (iii) infrastructures (hard- and software) for virtual systems, and (iv) the role of people and organisations for virtual systems as well as the implications of the use of virtual systems for people and organisations. The research center has a wide local, national and international network which makes it easy to identify and involve additional research competences and resources if needed. Whilst these problem oriented research projects address identified problem-based research questions, their results will also contribute to better understanding regarding the aforementioned theoretical topics. Likewise, these projects will benefit from results generated in other research projects that address similar problems in different sectors; an example is the use of production simulation tools to carry out studies for healthcare providers.
Most of us are now holding office in the new research building Portalen (3rd floor), Building 8 on the Campus Map. Address: Kanikegränd 3A, Skövde, Sweden. GPS N 58.39342, E 13.85797.