Modern engineering exists in cyber-physical space, which is an important element for driving the engineering. Computer-aided engineering (CAE) plays a crucial role as an engineering tool in the cyber-physical space.
In Yanagimoto Laboratory, we succeeded in conducting three-dimensional (3D) finite element method (FEM) analyses of thin plate rolling, which is composed of a coupled system of a roll and a rolling material, with 10 mm accuracy in the early 1990s. Thereafter we have researched about various deformation processing CAE and plasticity theory including flow rule. Nowadays we are carrying out researches in three key areas: atomistic simulations of nucleation processes and plastic deformations in materials, 3D elastoplasticity FEM analyses of forming, and elastoplasticity theory.