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 Webinars 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:


Udine, Italy, Conference / 24.05. – 25.05.2023


We are at the VI-Grade ZERO PROTOTYPES SUMMIT. Our experts Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Burkhart and Alberto Tanzi of the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will be on site with a booth and answer questions around the topics of their division as well as our software tool »CD Tire«, which is established in the industry for tire simulation.


Online, Webinar / 30.05.2023

LIFE ECOTRAVID Project Webinar

In the webinar, speakers from the LIFE ECOTRAVID project consortium will provide information about our Virtual Measurement Campaign (VMC), which they have used to develop web services for consumption-optimized route planning for global freight transport.

Our colleagues from our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will speak on various topics.


Dresden, Conference / 30.05. – 02.06.2023

GAMM 2023

The Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) is an association for the promotion of scientific work. The conference offers an optimal opportunity for international exchange for scientists. Our colleagues from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« and the department »Transport Processes« and »Flow and Material Simulation« will be present with several talks.


Kaiserslautern, Conference / 13.09. – 14.09.2023

IPS Cable Simulation User Conference 2023

fleXstructures GmbH, IPS AB, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre FCC and we are hosting the fifth IPS Cable Simulation Conference. Many users of IPS Cable Simulation use the conference to learn more about the development of the software and new features, and to share their own experiences with users from different fields and countries.


Munich, Conference / 11.10.2023 – 12.10.2023

DVM Operational Strength Conference

In 2023, the annual conference of the German Association for Materials Research and Testing (DVM) will focus on digitalization, which is creating new impetus in many respects with regard to fatigue strength design. A team from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will have an exhibition stand and, together with representatives from John Dere, will give a presentation at the conference.


Kaiserslautern, Conference / 12.03. – 14.03.2024

Call for Papers: 8. International Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium

The conference includes approx. 50 technical papers and poster presentations focusing on international trends and technological developments in the commercial vehicle industry.

Please submit by 12.06.2023!

News and Press Releases


Podcast Streuspanne / 20.4.2023

How Are TV Ratings Determined?

Whether it's Germany's Next Topmodel or TV events like the World Cup – time and again we hear that people decide to boycott programmes »out of principle« so as not to increase their ratings. But does that make a difference? The new podcast episode is about ratings. What is behind them and how are they collected?


Short News / 12.09.2022

Fraunhofer ITWM Research in the Annual Report of the ECMI

The European Consortium for Mathematics in the Industry (ECMI) has published its annual report for the year 2021 and our institute is represented here several times. A main contribution is the article on the international KLAIM conference 2021 (page 26). Interesting are also the articles on the event »Mathematics Meets Industry 2022« (page 30) and on the project »THREAD« (page 43), where Fraunhofer ITWM is also involved.


Press Release / 27.7.2022

Minister Hands Over Funding Certificate for »MultiskalenBEV«

[only available in German]
In the project »MultiskalenBEV«, researchers are focusing on customized and intelligent solutions in the virtual product development of e-vehicles. The project is funded by the Ministry of Science and Health of Rhineland-Palatinate. Yesterday, Minister Clemens Hoch handed over the funding certificate.


Newsletter Article / 14.7.2022

Simulator-Supported Product Development

For more than ten years, Volvo Construction Equipment has been using our interactive driving and operating simulator »RODOS« for simulator-based production development. Our experts Dr.-Ing. Michael Kleer and Dr. Sebastian Emmerich from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Development« report in an article in the newsletter of the »Commercial Vehicle Cluster Südwest« (CVC).


Press release / 20.5.2022

»Open Digitalization Alliance« enters second round

The successful collaboration continues: The joint project »Open Digitalization Alliance Palatinate« of the Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences and the Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) enters the second funding phase. 


Streuspanne Blog Entry / 20.5.2022

What Helps Mask That Are Barely Worn?

The Corona pandemic seems to be disappearing from our everyday lives and minds, and with it the masks from our faces. It feels like only half of the people still wear a mask in the supermarket. So today our blogging colleagues are asking the question: What good are masks that are hardly worn any more?


Students Competition / 10.2.2022

ECMI Students Competition 2022

How to simulate fatigue effects in muscles? We had a hand in this question for the competition: Together with our spin-off fleXstructures GmbH and the Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre for Industrial Mathematics FCC, we are researching human models for the digital factory. Dr. Joachim Linn is also on the prize committee.


Article Fraunhofer InnoVisions / 27.1.2022

Test Driving without Risks

If you want to test new assistance systems for vehicles, you might not want to go out on the road right away. The person should first drive our RODOS® (RObot based Driving and Operation Simulator). This is because our simulation system allows a large number of simulations. This benefits the development of assistance systems for (commercial) vehicles. Read more in the article of the german online magazine InnoVisions:


Press Release / 17.1.2022

ProP4CableSim – Trilateral Project Simulates Cable Systems in Vehicles

No more cable clutter: Our institute is working on the prediction of the elastic properties of cable systems in the »ProP4CableSim« project. It is part of a special transfer program of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the German Research Foundation (DFG). 

Streuspanne – Our Blog and Podcast on Statistics

Our mathematicians and statisticians Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler present exciting news, fun facts and interesting background knowledge about statistics, mathematics and our tool Jurojin and their work behind it in the blog and podcast »Streuspanne – Statistik und ihre Kuriositäten«. 

The Jurojin software can be used to plan and statistically evaluate fatigue tests.


Podcast and Blog Overview

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Student Assistants

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Master Thesis

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Ph.D. Positions

The division Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering offers Ph.D. positions in various interesting research areas.


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