Machine Learning


Fast data-based models trained with simulation and measurement data

We create real-time capable data-driven models of components and systems for our customers, which can be used, for example, in complete system simulation or for control development. The models we develop are based on simple polynomial approaches, methods of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD), neural networks, or combined physical and data-driven model approaches.

Data Driven Modeling

Machine learning in modeling and simulation of thermal systems

The use of machine learning methods to create powerful models (based on simulation, measurement, and field data) opens up a wide range of new possibilities for us. In order to offer our customers application-oriented solutions, we combine our many years of experience in the modeling and simulation of thermal systems with various machine learning methods. These cover a wide spectrum of data-driven modeling techniques, from polynomial models to neural networks to Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD). Using proven and advanced experimental design methods, the data required for model generation can be produced either by simulation or measurement in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Control and Optimization

Computationally efficient models for model based control and optimization

We create computationally efficient, data-driven models to solve control engineering problems and to execute optimization calculations. These enable us to develop powerful model and optimization-based control concepts, such as the real-time determination of quasi-stationary optimal setpoints and manipulated variables. The models created can be ported to the respective target system by C-based routines. TLK-Thermo offers application and customer specific implementations for this purpose.

CFD and Field Calculation

Model reduction for CFD and field calculations

Field computations or CFD simulations offer a high level of detail, but are typically very time consuming to execute. To speed the simulation of computationally intensive, highly discretized models, we use model reduction techniques, for example POD, to initialize the computations with approximate solutions. For models used in system simulations, we use krylov-based model reduction methods using Ansys Mechanical (MORiA) in addition to POD. Using dedicated planning and proven methods from the field of Design of Computer Experiments (DoCE), we produce models that are time and resource efficient.

Current Research and Development

Methods for dynamic systems and hybrid modeling

At TLK, we are continuously working on the further development and extension of the methods we use in order to be able to offer advanced and novel solutions in the future. In addition to the detailed representation of dynamic systems using neural ODEs, we are also looking into the use of hybrid methods in which physical and data-driven modeling approaches are combined. In this way, we pursue the goal of increasing the interpretability and generalization capability of data-driven models.


Your contact partner

If you have any questions on this topic, please contact: 

M. Sc. Henrik Schatz

+49/531/390 76 - 264