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March 13, 2023: Stefan Harries

March 13, 2023
4:00 p.m.
Room: 190 Goodwin Hall
Stefan Harries, Friendship Systems 
Faculty Host: Dr. Stefano Brizzolara

"Simulation-driven design: How to utilize simulations to create better products"

Abstract: The term simulation-driven design (SDD) will be defined and key components will be explained. In particular, parametric modeling and formal optimization will be presented as needed to generate many variants of a product from which to choose a suitable compromise. Focus will be given to functional surfaces whose shapes determine fluiddynamic performance. Examples from both academia and industry will be given, illustrating the simulation-driven design of turbines and propellers, ship hull forms, automotive and turbomachinery components.

Bio: Stefan Harries is managing director of FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS, an independent stock corporation located in Berlin-Potsdam, Germany. FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS AG develops and licenses CAESES®, a Computer Aided Engineering system for simulation-driven design. The company is a spin-off from the Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin), co-founded by Dr. Harries in 2001.

Upon graduating in naval architecture from TU Berlin in 1992 (Dipl.-Ing.), Stefan Harries worked as a scientist at TU Berlin’s Ship Design Division from 1993 to 1998, focusing on Computer Aided Design and Computational Fluid Dynamics. He received his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) from TU Berlin in 1998, for which he was honored with the Georg-Weinblum Award in 1999. From 1998 to 2000 he was head of hydrodynamics at the Berlin Model Basin. From 2001 to 2003 Dr. Harries headed TU Berlin’s Division of Design and Operation of Maritime Systems. Since 2004 he has been with FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS as managing director.

Since 1998 Dr. Harries lectures at TU Berlin, teaching the course of “Geometric Modeling and Simulation-driven Design of Maritime Systems, Turbomachinery and Vehicle Components.” Stefan Harries holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1990), and a BSc-equivalent (cand. ing.) in mechanical engineering from the Technical University Darmstadt (1988).