Simulation and analysis
In order to accurately evaluate any smart material or system a reliable form of analysis is essential. Many such systems exist as commercial products, a number of which are used by the OTH Regensburg. These include:
Finite Element Systems: Comsol Multiphysics, Ansys Maxwell.
Mathematical/Systems: MathWorks MatLab-Simulink, GNU Octave.
Electrical/Electronic: CadSoft Eagle, LT Spice.
Mechanical: Autodesk AutoCAD, Siemens Solid Edge, and others.Mechatronic: Simulation-X.