Physical Modeling for Virtual Manufacturing Systems and Processes



7th General Meeting in Davis – Kickoff second cohort


With the 7th General Meeting, the IRTG entered a new phase. The meeting took place from October  9th to 13th 2017 at the University of California in Davis. Apart from research, one of the central goals of IRTG is the training of our doctoral researchers. Many of the candidates who began their studies at the founding of the IRTG on July the 1st 2014 have graduated by now or are just about to. Therefore, their fellowship at the IRTG will end as planned after three years. Their research has been presented at the first international IRTG-conference in Speyer, Germany, in June 2017.

Since July 1, 2017 there is a new cohort of doctoral researchers whose theses are all about Physical Modeling for Virtual Manufacturing Systems and Processes. The 7th General Meeting in Davis therefore can be viewed as a kickoff for this second cohort. The new doctoral candidates introduced themselves and their projects with presentations and poster discussions. Also part of the program were talks by doctoral researchers of the first cohort and introductory seminars for the doctoral researchers of the second cohort.



The First International Conference of the IRTG2057 took place in Speyer



The First Conference on „Physical Modeling for Virtual Manufacturing Systems and Processes“ took place in Speyer from June 7th to 9th 2017. The conference is a result of the International Research Training Group – IRTG 2057, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

During the conference, the doctoral students of the IRTG whose thesis is almost completed presented their results. The conference was complemented by talks from ten international guest speakers on topics related to the IRTG. The doctoral students also contributed per-reviewed papers on their topics that were collected in proceedings of the conference. These proceedings conclude the results of the first cohort of PhD students of the IRTG. The next cohort of doctoral students of the IRTG 2057 will start on July 1st, 2017.



5th General Meeting of the IRTG2057 at UC Berkeley, CA


Group Photo of the 5th IRTG 2057 General Meeting    -


The 5th General Meeting of the IRTG2057, in the field of production technology, "Physical Modeling for Virtual Manufacturing Systems and Processes", took place from Oct. 3rd to Oct. 7th, 2016 at the University of Berkeley, California. It was the first general meeting that took place at our partner University in Berkeley.

The General Meeting started with a lecture line on “Innovative Finite Element Simulations” from Monday till Wednesday. The lecture line provided basics and theory on Finite Element Simulations held by Prof. Ralf Müller and Prof. Charlotte Kuhn, mixed with hands-on experience for the PhD students. During the hands-on experience, the PhD Students solved a Finite Element Machining Problem by themselves on their computers, guided by the lecturers.

On Thursday and Friday, the German and American PhD students of the IRTG presented the progress of their respective projects, followed by discussions on each topic. The meeting was opened with a Keynote Speech by Prof. Kazuo Yamazki, UC Berkeley, on Additive Manufacturing.

The next General Meeting will be substituted by a conference on the topic of the IRTG with published proceedings. The Conference will take place at the Hotel Linden in Speyer from June 7th until June 9th, 2017.