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Our goal is to save time to market thanks to our expertise in modeling and our capacity to find the right balance between all physics.
CEREBRUM is the multiphysics modeling and virtual prototyping specialist integrating seamlessly in MBD workflows.
Cerebrum was created in 2015. It belongs to the Fluid Design group that was created in 1998. The purpose of the creation of Cerebrum was to provide our skills acquired over many years in modeling and numerical simulation along with the understanding of complex systems.
Today, the target markets for Cerebrum are industrial markets, from mobile machines to automobiles, aeronautics and industrial equipment.
Cerebrum was born from Fluid System in 2006. At that time, we were looking for a software solution to anticipate the dynamic problems that we observed on our valves. Our choice fell on a multi-physics 1D software solution that allowed us to save a lot of development time.
We asked ourselves if it was possible to transpose this model to more complex systems, and we had the chance to benchmark this solution on two machines in which we had a lot of success.
From there, Cerebrum was born in 2015 on a relatively simple idea: how to help our customers optimize in order to secure their system development by putting a digital model at the center of their approach.
This method is called the “Model Based Design”, it allows us to validate technical options, benchmark various solutions, realize virtual tests, and even to program controllers that will be mounted on future machines.
At Cerebrum, I represent physical systems virtually, with a multi-physics approach in order to study them in detail.
For example, in multi-physics modeling, we can have platforms, planes, or vehicles in which we can represent the electrical system, the hydraulic system, and the mechanical system in order to have a global vision (overview) of the entire system numerically. We can also work with 1D/3D co-simulation, that means to analyze a complete 1D system, adding 3D components of the actual systems to obtain more precision and get closer to the real-world case.
I mainly work on the PIL method (Processor in the loop), that allows us to develop a numerical model that is fast in calculation time while in a programming language that can be compiled directly onto a controller. The controller will limit the movements if they exceed the area of operation and will return these constraints to the 1D model which will then allow us to validate our control/command code with its 3D visualization.
I think that this is a very important time savings because in reality it would take several days to obtain the same results that we achieve in only few hours.
The development of specific applications allows our customers to put simulation at the core of their business process. It also makes simulation tools available to non-specialists, allowing them to benefit from these tools in their daily lives. We perform studies regularly, and sometimes we have the chance to receive customer feedback following successes on many projects, this is rather rewarding in the work.
We often travel to the location of the customer, particularly for the conclusion of the project, but also to perform tests of our model on the real machines.
Cerebrum is a team of 12 engineers across the world, including our subsidiaries in the United States and in China.
We have a team of 8 people in France which interact in the French territory and also in the “close export”.
Today, our offer is divided into three segments: for the first, we work on a customer’s problem, committing to a resolution and providing concrete results. The other two offers consist of a dedicated on-site support team or a dedicated off-site support team working from Cerebrum allowing the customer to have additional resources available to them.
Our distinction is especially in our technical audacity, we always try to challenge ourselves to overcome technical constraints and achieve technological breakthroughs.