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Algebraic Representations in Computer-Aided Design for complEx Shapes

Algebraic Representations in Computer-Aided Design for complEx Shapes

Objective

ARCADES aims at disrupting the traditional paradigm in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) by exploiting cutting-edge research in mathematics and algorithm design. Geometry is now a critical tool in a large number of key applications; somewhat surprisingly, however, several approaches of the CAD industry are outdated, and 3D geometry processing is becoming increasingly the weak link. This is alarming in sectors where CAD faces new challenges arising from fast point acquisition, big data, and mobile computing, but also in robotics, simulation, animation, fabrication and manufacturing where CAD strives to address crucial societal and market needs. The challenge taken up by ARCADES is to invert the trend of CAD industry lagging behind mathematical breakthroughs and to build the next generation of CAD software based on strong foundations from algebraic geometry, differential geometry, scientific computing, and algorithm design. Our game-changing methods lead to real-time modelers for architectural geometry and visualisation, to isogeometric and design-through-analysis software for shape optimisation, and marine design & hydrodynamics, and to tools for motion design, robot kinematics, path planning, and control of machining tools. One of the Network SMEs estimates that the innovative impact of ARCADES may enable them to get ahead of competition for up to 2 years, thus benefiting about 40% of their customers. The participants span a multidisciplinary and multisectoral spectrum for realising our vision, all being international leaders at various stages of the pipeline. They form an outstanding ecosystem for training the next generation of applied mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers for achieving our scientific breakthroughs, and who are equipped with a double career advantage: excellent research training, and exposure to industrial research environments through a nexus of secondments among Universities, Research and Innovation Centers, and industrial teams.
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Coordinator

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS

Address

Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 484 773,84

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 788 626,80

UNIVERSITAT LINZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

Evolute GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 572 550,48

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HELLENIC REGISTER OF SHIPPING S.A.

HUE

TOPSOLID

RISC SOFTWARE GMBH

INTERNATIONAL TECHNEGROUP LIMITED

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675789

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 408 202,08

  • EU contribution

    € 3 408 202,08

Coordinated by:

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS

Greece