Project Description


Develop advanced simulations technology to account for temperature increase and adaptive control systems to adjust the machine settings during the start-up of the production line.

M2i FEA simulation work:

  • Implement a tribology based friction law in the commercial FEA software MARC
  • Simulation and validation of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of the deep-drawing tools in consumer goods production line
  • Reduction of computational time by using an extrapolation method

Industrial Benefits:

  • Reduce the computational time by 50%
  • Increased the accuracy of simulations, compared with deep-drawing with constant friction coefficient.
  • Reduce the number of experiments, the waste and time to market

Contact persons M2i

Jesus Mediavilla
Jesus MediavillaManager Computational Mechanics and Valorization
Iulia Degeratu
Iulia DegeratuProgram Manager


Release ASPECT movie

February 7th, 2020|

This movie was made with the aim to inform the public about the problem that the ASPECT project tackles and the solutions created during the project.

Another successful ASPECT training

October 23rd, 2019|

Yesterday, at Filzek TRIBOTech in Darmstadt, 12 representatives from reputed manufacturing companies and knowledge institutes received training on the latest methods for the experimental and numerical determination of temperature-induced tribological