Fortissimo is a collaborative project that enables European SMEs to be more competitive globally through the use of simulation services running on a High Performance Computing cloud infrastructure.

The project is coordinated by the University of Edinburgh and involves 45 partners including Manufacturing Companies, Application Developers, Domain Experts, IT Solution Providers and HPC Cloud Service Providers from 14 countries.

The project is funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme.

Together with CINECA and HSL, UTV/RBF is participating in the EU FP7 FORTISSIMO project with “Cloud-based modelling for the 3-D printing of complex shapes”: the experiment will enable an advanced shape optimization workflow for internal flows based on CFD, mesh morphing and adjoint sensitivity; complex shapes achievable with 3d printing are specifically focused.

An intake manifold of an Internal Combustion Engine will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach; the resulting optimal shape will be printed and compared with the original one.