Mathematical Methods in Dynamics and Durability

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

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The department »Mathematical Methods in Dynamics and Durability« is concerned with modeling and simulation of usage variability, dynamic loading and energy efficiency of vehicles and machines.

We are developing statistical methods for durability, reliability and energy efficiency. Our software development project »virtual measurement campaign« combines statistical and simulation methods with geo-referenced data in a unique novel way.

Related to this our system simulation activities focus on »driver-vehicle-environment interaction«. We are developing models and software for tire simulation, ground interaction and invariant system excitation. Using our robot based driving simulator we are developing advanced driver and operator models.

Further we are simulating the mechanical behavior of highly deformable structures such as tires, rubber- and hydro mounts, cables and hoses.  We develop methods which allow for modeling the non-linearity correctly at a calculation performance suited for system simulation or interactive assembly simulation applications.