Physical Modeling for Virtual Manufacturing Systems and Processes


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.