New Software and Platforms
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
New Software and Platforms
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Program: Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN

  • Project acronym: ARCADES

  • Project title: Algebraic Representations in Computer-Aided Design for complEx Shapes

  • Duration: January 2016 - December 2019

  • Coordinator: I.Z. Emiris (NKUA, Athens, Greece, and ATHENA Research Innovation Center)

  • Scientist-in-charge at Inria: L. Busé

  • Other partners: U. Barcelona (Spain), Inria Sophia-Antipolis (France), J. Kepler University, Linz (Austria), SINTEF Institute, Oslo (Norway), U. Strathclyde, Glascow (UK), Technische U. Wien (Austria), Evolute GmBH, Vienna (Austria).

  • Webpage: http://arcades-network.eu/

  • Abstract: 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tool in a large number of key applications; somewhat surprisingly, however, several approaches of the CAD industry are outdated, and 3D geometry processing is becoming increasingly the weak link.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.

Collaborations in European Programs, Except FP7 & H2020

  • Program: Partnership Agreement for the Development Framework

  • Project acronym: RANWALK

  • Project title: Random walks for the computation of potential and capacitance of electronic circuits

  • Duration: December 2017 - May 2020

  • Coordinator: C. Bakolias (Helic S.A.)

  • Scientist-in-charge at Inria: I.Z. Emiris (NKUA, Athens, Greece, and ATHENA Research Innovation Center)

  • Other partners: ATHENA Research Innovation Center, Maroussi (Greece), School of Electrical Engineering, U. Patras (Greece).

  • Abstract: The Project aims at reducing the fabrication cost of new generation circuits and achieve significant progress in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) of Integrated Circuits with the development of innovative technology, which will radically upgrade Helic's existing products by giving them a unique lead in the global market. A key element of the modeling engine and the general approach is the method of random walks between a set of conductors, based on the solution of the Laplace equation and the calculation of the Green function in cubic-shaped areas. We target the geometric modeling of the physical design of the conductors, as well as the efficient and robust calculation of the above electrostatic parameters, with the ultimate goal of a rapid simulation of the circuit's accuracy. We focus on calculating the maximum cube gap between rectangular elements and, for this, we develop large-scale geometric software.