The Project

CoMModO (Complex Material Modeling Operations) has been a research project with the aim of a systematic combination of methods from Computational Mechanics (especially FEM) with selected Soft Computing techniques (Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Evolutionary Approaches, etc.) as described in section The Solution to set new standards in the prediction of material behavior for the application in advanced light weight design as described in section The Challenge.

The project was funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency ( and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation, and Technology under the initiative "ModSim Computational Mathematics"  within the  program "Research, Innovation and Technology in Information Technology".

The project started in autumn 2009 and lasted for two years. After the successful project finish the research and development is still continued and the results are available in the form of The Services under The Contacts.


In June 2010 CoMModO has been awarded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology for the best FIT-IT project in the category "Computational Mathematics".

The Consortium

The consortium of the initial CoMModO research project has been consisting of the following parties.

ANDATA Development Technology GmbH

Hallburgstraße 5
5400 Hallein

ANDATA Development Technology GmbH is initiator and driver of the project and contributes with its expertise in Soft Computing. ANDATA is an engineering office, specialized in the development and application of Data Mining, Computational Intelligence as well as Soft Computing techniques in combination with numerical simulation and stochastics for technical product development.

Institute of Lightweight  Design and Structural  Biomechanics - Vienna University of Technology

Gusshausstraße 4
1040 Vienna

The Institute of Light Weight Structures and Structural Biomechanics of Vienna University of Technology is responsible for the implementation of the new material modeling approach within the Finite Element Method.

Dassault Systemes Simulia Austria GmbH

Lehrbachgasse 2
1120 Vienna

Dassault Systemes Simulia is provider of the high quality Finite Element solver Abaqus. DS Simulia has a prominent tradition in Finite Element Simulation and provides the target platform enabling a rapid integration into industrial solutions.

BMW group

Knorrstraße 147
80877 Munich

BMW is one of the leading car manufacturers and pioneer in the application of Finite Element simulation to structural design. BMW is industrial advisor and pilot user of CoMModO, delivering realistic requirements and material test data to validate the approaches.