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 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:

Virtual Symposium / 29.6-30.6.2021

chassis.tech plus 2021

At chassis.tech plus, presentations will be given from various specialists of different areas on the latest technology in chassis systems with the aim of improving vehicle dynamics.

Three experts from the team CDTire of our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« have contributed to one of the lectures as co-authors.

Tagung / 7.-8.9.2021

Nutzfahrzeuge 2021

[only available in German]

Die Tagung Nutzfahrzeuge 2021 bringt die Transportlösungen der Zukunft näher. Neue Anforderungen seitens der Kund:innen, der Märkte und der Gesetzgebung stellen Betreibende sowie Entwickler:innen ständig vor neue Herausforderungen. Hier können Sie mit anderen Expert:innen der Branche diskutieren oder etwas über die Best Practices und neue Lösungsansätze erfahren.

Dr. Christine Biedinger aus unserem Bereich »Mathematik für die Fahrzeugentwicklung« wird einen Vortrag mit dem Titel »Verbrauchsoptimierte Planung von Transportmissionen über Methoden der virtuellen Fahrzeugsimulation« halten.

Kaiserslautern / 03/08/2022 - 03/10/2022

Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium

The Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium is a two-day conference taking place at the campus of the University of Kaiserslautern. The conference includes (approximately) 50 oral presentations and poster presentations focusing international trends and technological developments of the commercial vehicle industry. It will be accompanied by a technical exhibition and a special vehicle exhibition.

News and Press Releases#

Blog Entry / Streuspanne / 7.6.2021

Comparing Regional Incidences

In the Streuspanne Blog, the authors address the question: How comparable are incidences from different regions?

Blog / Streuspanne / 11.5.2021

Incidence Value Decreases While Mean Case Numbers Increase?

[Only available in German]

During the Corona pandemic, all sorts of statistical measures emerge to map the development. Sometimes the R-value is the measure of all things, then the 7-day incidence. It happens that measures that are supposed to mean the same thing show different trends. How can this be?

Podcast Streuspanne / 27.4.2021

How Reliable Are Corona Rapid Tests?

[Only available in German]

From gargle to spit to lollipop tests, in this episode our podcast »Streuspanne« is dedicated to numbers and statistics around the topic of Corona self-tests. How reliable are they? Are there any studies on the subject? How should they be interpreted?

Blog Entry/ Streuspanne / 1.4.2021

Do the Reporting Numbers Show Vaccination Success Yet?

[only available in German]

In all the back-and-forth around the lockdown, there is always a little positive news. Despite rising numbers, the death toll is falling. Do we only have to thank vaccination for that? Our experts Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler took a closer look at the numbers in our statistics blog »Streuspanne«:

Podcast Streuspanne / 22.3.2021

»What Does Efficacy mean for Corona Vaccines?«

[Only available in German]

Corona Vaccination statistics – a huge topic everywhere! To bring light into the darkness, our blogging statisticians Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler discuss this topic with Esther Packullat in the first episode of the new podcast »Streuspanne – Statistik und ihre Kuriositäten«.

Podcast Datenaffaire / 18.3.2021

»Calculate the Dark Rate of Corona«

[Only available in German]

Our Streuspanne bloggers Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler are guests on Dr. Annika Bergbauer's podcast »Datenaffaire«. They talk about questions like: How do you calculate the corona dark figure? Are we at the beginning of the third wave? Mathematical answers can be found here: 

Interview / 15.2.2021

»Machine Learning and Big Data for Cable Simulation«

Our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« is intensively involved in ECMI, was co-organizer of the web seminar and participated in the event with a presentation. This was an opportunity to find out what ECMI's activities are and where the current focus of research lies.

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).

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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