The graduate school SENSUS is funded by the city of Hamburg in the framework of the “Landesforschungsförderung”. Partners are the Hamburg University of Technology, the Universität Hamburg and the Helmut Schmidt University.

The scientific objective of the joint research project is the development of innovative, digital methods for simulation-based optimization of complex parts and components. The focus lies on the enhancement of efficient mathematical optimization methods with the objective to take into account dynamic operating conditions and uncertain manufacturing processes. The project incorporates groups from mathematical and engineering sciences. It contributes to linking simulation-based engineering with applied mathematics through the theoretical description of practically relevant problems. Technical applications focus on part with mechanical and fluid dynamical functionalities from the industrial environment of Hamburg, which operate under dynamic conditions and uncertain parameters.

The problems tackled in the project can be assigned to these research topics

  • Description of complex forms
  • Improving efficiency of optimization algorithms
  • Consideration of technical constraints