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Computational product development and research

VTT is one of the pioneers in applying computational tools and methods in Finland.

We can provide support and services for the whole chain of computational product development, including modelling and simulation services, support for the customer’s own product development, and experimental research and measurements, as well as method and model validation and verification.

Solving physical problems in mechanical systems

Typical modelling and simulation cases include mechanical system dynamics, vibration and vibration control, strength and durability analysis of components and structures, and coupled physics problems. Actively controlled systems, electro-mechanical systems and fluid-structure interaction are also part of our competence range.

In one customer case, we used a method called topology optimisation. This resulted in the stiffness of the structure increasing by 8%, with no added weight in specific load cases. The fatigue strength of the structure also increased because it was possible to remove welds from the highly stressed regions of the structure.

Trail-blazing work with computational methods

One of our most significant strengths is our ability to provide high-quality services in virtual prototyping and measurements. VTT’s experimental facilities can be used for component data refinement, and for component or full system model verification and validation. This guarantees that the models used are reliable and accurate for industrial purposes.

We use state-of-the-art computational software tools, both commercial and open source software. In-house codes, scripting, and high-performance computing systems are used in specific cases that require extended features.

Our extensive experience in the modelling and simulation of complex multi-domain systems is based on VTT’s research and long-lasting cooperation with leading industrial partners. We can guarantee fast and effective solutions to the customers’ challenges.


Additional information

Juha Kortelainen
Principal Scientist
+358 20 722 4237

Juha Virtanen
Senior Scientist, Team Leader
+358 20 722 6567

Pekka Rahkola
Senior Scientist
+358 20 722 6206

Additional information

Juha Kortelainen
Principal Scientist
+358 20 722 4237

Juha Virtanen
Senior Scientist, Team Leader
+358 20 722 6567

Pekka Rahkola
Senior Scientist
+358 20 722 6206

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