School of Engineering Science
Within the research environment Virtual Engineering our researchers work with applied research to increase knowledge in the development and use of computer based virtual models and methods.
Virtual Engineering consists of three research groups whose research focuses on the development of products, processes and systems. To exemplify, the research can concretely deal with:
In addition, the research environment has an on-going research project involving all research groups. The project is called Virtual factories with knowledge-driven optimization (VF-KDO) and is financed by the KK foundation and participating partner companies.
Virtual Engineering is closely linked with, and drives the development of, the education conducted at the School of Engineering Science. The research is conducted in accordance with the School’s overall vision: "By showing the way in Virtual Engineering, we contribute to a viable society", and mission "We equip problem solvers with virtual tools and methods and we meet students and partners where they are."
By streamlining engineering work with the help of computer-based virtual models and methods, the research aims to contribute to increased national and international competitiveness but also increased possibility for sustainable development where value is created for individuals, companies and society.
The majority of the research conducted within Virtual Engineering takes places within the framework of various research projects, together with the industry.
A large part of the research is made available on the collaboration platform ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena through demonstrators and experimental equipment. At ASSAR, education, innovation and research meet. The goal is to establish a world-leading integrated physical and virtual development environment for research, technology development, innovation and education.