LUT Green and Digital Tools

LUT University offers a wide range of green and digital tools.

SIM Studio

SIM Studio will demonstrate advanced simulation models and related technologies for mobile machinery. SIM Studio offers the simulator-driven, physics-based simulation of complex mobile machines. In SIM Studio, real-time multibody simulation helps to create complex models that include use of hydraulics, contact and tire models, interaction with particle systems etc.). Utilizes design approach in which the concept of gamification is combined with a multibody dynamic system. Customer oriented product development approach.

SIM Studio will offer a toolset that allows multiple stakeholders to access machine research and development through virtual worksites providing fully configurable, real-time, virtual prototyping. It improves product and production process sustainability. In addition, customer value with real-time multibody simulation will be promoted.


LUTERGO provides a novel intelligent experimental research environment for developing the usability of mobile working machines (such as forestry machines, agricultural tractors, excavators etc.). The environment combines real-time simulation based-on engineering research and development simulator and experimental system that measures real human body responses when driving the virtual prototypes. Based on the quantities measured from human the physical and mental stress levels can be evaluated by intelligent algorithms. By combining real-time simulated machine data and human body measurement data, the usability of every virtual prototype of machine will be assessed during R&D process. Based on the quantities measured from human the physical and mental stress levels can be evaluated by intelligent algorithms.

LUTERGO can be used for product development of the mobile working machines and working training. It can also enhance the customer experience and improve worker’s working environment and happiness.

Digital Twin test platform

The Digital Twin test platform at the Heavy Laboratory of Intelligent Machines will test and analyze edge-computing solutions, the use of different sensors, and data transformation. A digital twin may, for instance, refer to a virtual replica of a production machine. A computer-made replica can model large entities, such as a factory floor and its machinery, production processes, systems, and employees. Digital twins model machine capacities, temperatures, structural tensions, and stress on wearing parts. The data from the replica can be understood at a single glance. The data shows how to increase production efficiency by, for example, adjusting utilization rates or anticipating disturbances.

The digital twin test will show how the production lines, employees, robots, and trucks would operate in the planned space or how lost heat could be recovered into the energy system of the building. It can also be used in production development, marketing, condition control, employee orientation and user training.

Private LTE wireless network with Nokia Automation Cloud (4.9G/5G) and the LoRa low power wireless network

The private LTE wireless network with Nokia Automation Cloud (4.9G/5G) and the LoRa low power wireless network will test cyber physical solutions and data transformations. The objective is to study the use of advanced wireless technology to control future energy systems and transfer data in them. Nokia’s network solution enables the wireless monitoring and control of Green Campus system components. The Green Campus includes wind and solar power plants, energy storage solutions, a hydrogen production unit, and charging stations for electric cars, which will all be connected to the closed network. The system thus further enhances the internationally awarded LUT Green Campus, which tests clean energy technologies in real time.

The private network created by Nokia enables the real-time testing of how the Green Campus battery storage can be utilized in the management of the electric grid balance. The network also allows practicing the demand response in household energy consumption by giving wireless commands to devices.

Viipuri Lab biometric research equipment

The Viipuri Lab is a research environment to increase our understanding of people and organisations. It aims at enhancing the impact of business and management researchers by providing state-of-the-art tools and software for behavioral and decision-making studies, business analytics, as well as innovation and creativity. The Viipuri Lab builds on using experimental methods to increase our understanding on human cognition and its relationship with economic behavior. The Viipuri Lab facilities offer a collection of group support systems for industrial casework and educational means.

With biometric sensors, the Viipuri Lab can be used to assess customer experience, user emotions in decision-making, and neuromarketing studies. Viipuri Lab can also track people’s attention and emotional reactions. It can also facilitate better decision making in organizations.