Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series

Simulation-driven Design: How to utilize simulation to create better products


Dr. Stefan Harries


Technical University Berlin, Germany

Time & Place

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:00:00 NZDT in E12 lecture theatre, Engineering Core


Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is increasingly used to analyze performance at various stages of product development. By tightly coupling Computer Aided Design (CAD) and CFD early in the design process, shapes can be created that perform outstandingly with regard to energy-efficiency, flow homogeneity, pressure drop etc.

Stefan Harries, CEO of FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS and external lecturer at the Technical University Berlin, will give an overview of methods and potentials in the field of simulation-driven design (SDD). He will present examples from the design of ships, turbomachinery and automotive components.

Seminar's slides: Mech Eng Seminars, Stefan Harries.  


Dr. 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).