Christian Schröder

mieletec FH Bielefeld

Boosting the Development of Next Generation Household Appliances by Multiphysics Simulations

Presented with Holger Ernst

The development of household appliances is probably as old as the history of mankind. While cooking over an open fire place still creates a romantic feeling in us, nowadays we don't want to miss the amenities of modern cooking devices like microwave ovens, steamers or induction stoves. In fact, today's consumers are ready to spend more money than ever for products that bring more comfort, more safety, and of course more fun. While these requirements already pose a challenge to modern product development, an even greater challenge is to create great products that are resource and energy efficient as well.

At "mieletec FH Bielefeld", a joint research laboratory between Miele & Cie. KG, a world leader in domestic appliances and commercial machines, and the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany, researchers work on the basics for the next generation household appliances. Here, multiphysics simulations play a crucial role and help to understand and exploit the complex interplay of different physical, chemical and technical processes for creating future resource and energy efficient products.

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