In ODISSEE2, the researchers are establishing new methods to develop more robust and weight-efficient castings by integrating different simulation tools. ODISSEE2 stands for Optimal Design using Integrated Simulation baSed engineering, Part 2. The purpose of this project is to investigate how the complex interactions between design, manufacturing and durability in castings can be handled by approaching them as a knowledge-based optimization problem.

The aim is to combine different types of computational simulation techniques to a common methodology which enables shorter times for product development while both the performance and lifetime of the product increases. The project is expected to lead to new methods that can contribute to improved collaborations between design engineers and manufacturers of castings. By investigating how geometry and manufacturing process affect the expected lifetime of the casting, the project is expected to also contribute with new insights on how these complex interactions can be handled early in the development work.