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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 events at regular intervals:

Chargeable Advanced Training Seminars

Technology Days free of charge

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:

Online Seminar / 02.-03.12.2020

ECMI Webinar »Math for Industry 4.0 - Models, Methods and Big Data«

In a joint activity of the Special Interest Groups Mathematics for Big Data and Math for the Digital Factory of the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) this workshop strives to bring together data scientists, mathematicians, and engineers from academia and industry to discuss recent developments in digital manufacturing.

We are represented with an invited talk:
Lilli Burger and Vanessa Dörlich: "Data based modeling and identification of effective stiffness parameters of cable bundles".

Technology Day / 1.2.2021

Technology Day: JUROJIN – Statistics for Fatigue Testing and Reliability Analysis

On our technology day we demonstrate typical application examples and their efficient solution in Jurojin.

Components that are exposed to mechanical loads need to be designed for real customer usage. Variability of loads and of production quality represent major challenges. Jurojin provides best availably statistical methods for durability engineers to tackle those challenges. The software provides accurate evaluations for engineers – using sophisticated statistics without requiring the user to have advanced statistics skills.

VMC Technology Days / 05. and 08.02.2021

VMC Technology Days: Digital Environmental Data for Vehicle Engineering

On our technology days we present selected tasks and their solution with our software. Our focus here is digital environmental data for vehicle engineering. The software-suite VMC® provides all you need to analyse vehicle usage in different markets and regions, plan measurement campaigns, evaluate data and simulate vehicle loads and performance based on suitable vehicle and driver models embedded in an efficient environmental model.

Kaiserslautern / 03/09/2021 - 03/11/2021

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

 

Blog Entry / Streuspanne / 14.1.2021

»About Lottery Booths, Donald Duck and Mutated Corona Viruses«

What's the connection between lottery booths, mutant Corona viruses, and Donald (yes, we're actually talking about the duck these days)? More about this in the new blogpost of the Streuspanne. 

 

Project News / 15.12.2020

Autonomous Driving in the Commercial Vehicle Sector for Trucks

In the IdenT research project, we are contributing with our mathematical expertise together with our partners to actively drive the transformation of autonomous transport in the area of trucks.

 

Kurznews [only available in German] / 1.12.2020

Interviews zur Studie im Fahrsimulator RODOS

Wir haben drei unserer Testfahrer:innen über die Studie im Fahrsimulator RODOS befragt. Ziel der Studie: Erkenntnisse zu erhalten, wie sich autonome Fahrzeuge auf den Verkehr auswirken.

Blog Post / 5.11.2020

Mathematics and Big Data in the Field - Cognitive Services Support Agriculture

In the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project COGNAC, our experts develop mathematical tools for data analysis and plant growth modeling that help to analyze highly complex situations where decisions often have to be made as quickly as possible. In the blog of the IESE , our colleagues Dr. Michael Burger and Dr. Jochen Fiedler explain how »Mathematics and Big Data are used in the field«.

Press Release / 27.7.2020

THREAD Doctoral Program Picks up Speed

International networks enrich the scientific exchange. Within the framework of the European Union's THREAD doctoral program, this is currently lived out twice at the Fraunhofer ITWM: In July, the institute welcomes THREAD doctoral student Denise Tumiotto, who will spend four weeks as a guest scientist in the field of "Mathematics for Vehicle Development".

In addition, the first network-wide training took place at the beginning of the month, which the 14 PhD students of the program from eight European countries completed together.

 

Interview / 9.6.2020

Maintain or Ease Corona Actions?

In an interview, our researchers use first screencasts to present the new tool EpideMSE for decision support in questions concerning the spread of the corona epidemic and the effectiveness of measures.

 

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:

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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