Latest News

At this point, we report on current topics, dates and other news directly from the division.

Workshops and Seminars

Practical applied research and method development require constant communication with the world of industrial application. This means know-how transfer from the institute to industry as well as feedback from users and calibration of new methods according to their practical relevance.

Of course, this is done in our cooperation projects. But we decided to establish an additional broad and open instrument: Advanced technology courses for engineers in the industry.

We offer the following seminars in German at regular intervals:

  • Load data – analysis, design and simulation (next date: The seminar cannot take place on the planned date. An alternative date in autumn 2020 or 2021 will be announced later, more information)
  • Statistical methods in fatigue strength (next date: 06/24/2020 - 06/25/2020, more information)

Fairs, Conferences and Symposia

The experts of our department regularly attend trade fairs, conferences and meetings and are speakers at the various events.

Here you can find the current dates:

Kaiserslautern / 06/24/2020 - 06/25/2020

Seminar »Statistische Methoden zum Nachweis der Bauteilzuverlässigkeit«

[only available in German]

Kaiserslautern / 09/08/2020 - 09/11/2020

Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium

The automated and autonomous driving and working is not only a current research topic, but also partially used in new products of the commercial vehicle industry.

News and Press Releases

 

Podcasts #WeKnowHow / 19.5.2020

»Fraunhofer heads against Corona«

In the new podcast series »Fraunhofer heads against Corona« Fraunhofer researchers report on their work and projects against the pandemic. Our institute director Anita Schöbel and our colleague Sascha Feth are involved and are among the interviewees. Of course with corona research and Mathematics.

»In order to better assess the overall situation in the corona crisis, we also need the boldness of applied mathematics.«

 

Presse Release / 12.5.2020

Decision Support in the Corona Crisis

In order to support local decision makers (health authorities, hospitals and especially municipalities) in planning their actions, researchers of the Fraunhofer ITWM are working on the epidemiological modeling, simulation and decision support of Covid-19  within the framework of the Fraunhofer Society's Anti-Corona Program (project name EpiDeMSE).

 

Press Release / 2.4.2020

EU Doctoral Programme With Special Challenges

On April 1, 2020, Davide Manfredo should have started his doctoral studies at the Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern. Instead of Kaiserslautern, Davide is now working from his parents’ home in Turin. Corona thwarted his travel plans, but not those of his career at the ITWM:

 

Press Release / Research News

Simple, rapid determination of cable properties

Trying to fit all the necessary cables into a car is anything but an easy task. Simulations can be helpful, but the properties of each cable need to be precisely defined up front. We developed a highly automated measurement system (MeSOMICS) for identification of model parameters for IPS Cable Simulation.

 

Press Release / 30.9.2019

Cooperation Agreement with CATARC

In September 2019, Fraunhofer ITWM and CATARC have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

 

Annual Report 2018/19

Take a look at our latest annual report. Find current highlights and projects of our division.

 

Research Article / 5.11.2018

Tire Simulation

Article about tire simulation at our institute in the tire Technology Internation 2018 journal

Streuspanne – Our Blog on Statistics and Jurojin

Our colleague Sascha Feth presents exciting news, funny fun facts and interesting background knowledge about statistics and our tool Jurojin in his blog. With this software from our department "Mathematical Methods in Dynamics and Strength", fatigue tests can be planned and statistically evaluated.

 

About the Author:

Sascha Feth has been at our Fraunhofer Institute since 2005 and already dealt with mathematical statistics during his doctorate. For many years he has been a lecturer in our seminars, giving interested people an understanding of vehicle development statistics. The questions he answers there are one of the inspirations for the topics of the blog.

 

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Job Offers

Student Assistants

We are always looking for scientific assistants as support in projects from the industry and research.

Master Thesis

Do you have an own idea for a thesis? Also, this is a welcomed alternative. In this case, please submit your proposed topic within an unsolicited application, so that we can assess whether the proposed topic suits in our core competences.

 

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