South Ural State University presented the Center of Computer Engineering and an innovative laboratory as a part of it, which meets the modern trends and needs of Industry 4.0.
Director General of the Siemens PLM Software in Russia and the CIS Viktor Bespalov noted the high level of digital technology’s development at SUSU, especially the new Center of Computer Engineering, which will provide engineering services to the largest industrial enterprises of the region and Russia.
“It is the beginning of a long path which is very important for our university and for development of industry of the Big Urals and the Russian Federation. We have passed the road from the Polytechnic Institute up to the international scientific center. The new challenge is digital economy, and we are ready for it,” noted in his welcoming speech the Rector of SUSU Alexander Shestakov.
He reminded that there are 10 multi-disciplinary schools and institutes operating at the university, research centers in the field of empiric mechanical engineering, nanotechnology and composite materials are created; and the university’s supercomputer is in the top-three of the best supercomputers of Russian universities.
Director of the Siemens PLM Software representative office in the Urals Vyacheslav Isaev told how the world around us has changed during the last years. Once popular operational system Symbian in Nokia cell phones was replaced by devices which operate on Android and iOS platforms. And generic production of automobiles was replaced by customized car assembling. Without exaggeration, the analogous revolutionary transformations take place in all industrial branches.
The most knowledge-based subdivision of the Center of Computer Engineering is the department for simulation and calculation. It is exactly here that the generation point for new engineering solutions is located. In fact, this is a specific customer for the engineering department, which afterwards will bring to life bold engineering ideas. The subdivision is equipped with all the line of software products that nowadays are presented at the market. The key software is represented by the partner company Siemens. The team of employees consists of graduates of the SUSU Department of Applied Mechanics. In total, there are 32 people working at the CCE, but the whole university – its scientific laboratories, research centers and engineering staff - is involved in the work.
“The Center created on the grounds of South Ural State University will have applied significance for both science and business – the business oriented on creating up-to-date models, new engineering products. In this Center a system for additional education for students will be developed. I am sure that it will have a bright and beautiful future. We will be placed in high positions at the national level,” noted Evgeniy Redin.
Within the presentation, the conference’s plenary session “Modern trends and new technology in the Industry 4.0” took place and the university’s guests got acquainted with scientific laboratories and centers. The PRI Test Mechanical Engineering, REC of Experimental Mechanics, Laboratory of Physical Modelling of Thermomechanical Processes, REC of Nanotechnology and Laboratory for Supercomputer Modeling opened their doors for the guests.
Seeing resources and science-and-research venues left no professionals in engineering to be indifferent.