DIT researchers Helena Liebelt and Rui Li are developing computational simulations to provide efficient and safe solutions to real-life problems in areas ranging from rocket science to the spread of viruses using quantum computing.
With more than 330 million cars on European roads, millions of tons of end-of-life tires are produced each year. Researchers at FHWS are developing methods of recycling elastomers that could give these tires new life.
At the Competence Center for Lightweight Design (LLK) at Landshut University of Applied Sciences, professors, PhD students, and laboratory staff are researching the future of lightweight design.
The University of Bayreuth is participating in the DFG priority programme "Data-driven process modeling in forming technology" with a new interdisciplinary research project. The project is concerned with two processes that are intertwined in the industrial production of many functional components: shear cutting and collar drawing. The latest data analysis technologies and process chain modeling approaches are intended to ensure efficient and robust production. The project is managed by Prof. Dr. Agnes Koschmider, a process analytics specialist from Bayreuth, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Verena Kräusel from the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) in Chemnitz.
Growing electromobility poses new challenges for the infrastructure: Stations for charging batteries must be optimally integrated into the stationary energy network available on site. A comprehensive charging concept for different vehicle types is necessary. The goal of the joint project "eMobiGrid", in which the University of Bayreuth, three medium-sized companies and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are working closely together, is to develop practical solutions for these challenges and thus accelerate the traffic turnaround. The German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) is funding the project with a total of around three million euros for three years.
Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed autonomous driving software which distributes risk on the street in a fair manner. The algorithm contained in the software is considered to be the first to incorporate the 20 ethics recommendations of the EU Commission expert group, thus making significantly more differentiated decisions than previous algorithms. Operation of automated vehicles is to be made significantly safer by assessing the varying degrees of risk to pedestrians and motorists. The code is available to the general public as Open Source software.
The University of Bayreuth is contributing its expertise in additive manufacturing to a major European project: The EU is funding the Hybrid ElectriC regional Aircraft distribution Technologies (Hecate) project with more than 34 million euros, which aims to make aviation more environmentally friendly. The Chair of Environmental Production Technology at the University of Bayreuth is responsible for sustainable components in the project.
Increasing the efficiency and reliability of electrolysis plants is the goal of a new international joint project at the Centre for Energy Technology (ZET) at the University of Bayreuth. Together with a German industrial partner and four Canadian partners from industry and academia, novel models as well as hardware and software applications are being developed to reduce costs in the production of green hydrogen. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project for three years, and the University of Bayreuth will receive a total of about 250,000 euros.
A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has, for the first time, produced dark-field X-ray images of patients infected with the corona virus. In contrast to conventional X-ray images, dark-field images visualize the microstructure of the lung tissue, thereby providing additional information. This approach has the potential to provide an alternative to computed tomography (CT), which requires a significantly higher radiation dose.
What began as an idea about a transport container for old batteries has in the meantime grown into a complete recycling service for used batteries. The start-up LiBCycle, founded at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is committed to Circular Economy and is thus contributing to sustainable mobility.