Research and Development Lab

»Applied System Modeling and Software«

The research and development work of the R&D-Lab »Applied System Modeling and Software« focuses on the needs of industry 4.0, e-mobility and lightweight construction simulations.

The R&D-Lab maintains a coordinated research and development cooperation with the Kaiserslautern Racing Team. Using the Karat racing car , we demonstrate the current research and development challenges and make new simulation and software methods available for the development of electric cars.

Kaiserslautern Racing Team
© Kaiserslautern Racing Team

The Kaiserslautern Racing Team has introduced its new electric racing car: the Electronyte e18, here on the race track in Assen.

Focus of the R&D-Lab:

The R&D-Lab »Applied System Modeling and Software« focuses on different areas:

  • »Lightweight Simulation«
  • »Electromobility«
  • »Virtual Hardware Prototypes and Hardware Optimization«

 

Results to Date:

  • Cooperative promotions beyond the Innovation Center
    • in lightweight construction with IVW and Bosch
    • six joint projects in the BMBF's mathematics programm
  • Improvement of existing software platforms and their networking in the area of industry 4.0, e-mobility and lightweight construction

 

Associate Partners:

  • TU Kaiserslautern (CM², AME, AmSys, and Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering)
  • Fraunhofer ITWM and Fraunhofer IESE
  • Institute für Composite Materials (IVW)
  • KaRaT e.V.: Kaiserslautern Racing Team e.V.

»Lightweight Simulation«

Methods for the virtual design of lightweight components and software solutions for image processing, virtual production and virtual material design of nonwovens and textiles have been developed. These are also used as reinforcing materials in composite materials.

In the future, this work will be supplemented by the process simulation of the production of textile-reinforced composites.

 

Objective:

The project goal is the integrated multi-scale production and product simulation of fiber-reinforced plastics to evaluate crash and fatigue behavior.


»Electromobility«

In recent years, methods for modelling Lithium-ion batteries and software solutions for image data analysis for material characterisation and virtual material design have already been developed.

Based on these already developed concepts, the area of e-mobility will be driven forward in future with an intensified cooperation with Jun.-Prof. D. Görges. He holds the Chair of Electromobility in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the TUK.

 

Objective:

The existing methods are being further developed in the context of expanding battery simulation into a design platform for both virtual design and virtual testing of high-performance batteries for e-mobility (state project ABBA-VEEB Battery Simulation).

»Virtual Hardware Prototypes and Hardware Optimization«

The triangular cooperation, which was established in 2017, between Fraunhofer IESE, the Design of Microelectronic Systems working group in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and the Optimization working group in the Mathematics department of the TUK will be further expanded in the future.

 

Objective:

Modeling, simulation and optimization of memory. These will play a central role in the efficient calculation of neural networks in the future.