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Physical Modeling for Virtual Manufacturing Systems and Processes

 

13th General Meeting

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 13th GM of the IRTG again had to be held online. The focus of the General Meeting was the introduction of the third and final cohort of doctoral students. Each presented their research project and their approaches to the audience and got input what could be added to their research and how to improve it. Despite the time-shift, our Californian partners also participated in the meeting. In the second part of the conference, the doctoral researchers hence had the opportunity to meet their advisory boards consisting of PIs from the TU Kaiserslautern and the Universities of Davis and Berkeley to deepen the discussion on their projects.

Although we appreciate the advantages of the online format and that it makes it easier for everyone to participate as no travels are involved, we look forward to a possible face-to-face GM at Davis in September.

 

12th General Meeting – 2nd IRTG Conference (2020)

The second International Conference of the IRTG 2057 took place in November 2020 as a web conference.

For the second cohort of doctoral researchers within the IRTG, this conference marked the end of their work within their doctorate.

We had a number of talks by internationally renowned scientists and by people from industry.

The conference papers are peer-reviewed and will be published in the prestigious series OASIcs (OpenAccess Series in Informatics).

 

11th General Meeting at UC Davis, California (2020)

The 11th General Meeting at UC Davis was planned for June 14 – 18, 2020.

Due to Covid-19 this Meeting had to be cancelled.

 

10th General Meeting at UC Berkeley, California (2019)

The 10th General Meeting of the IRTG2057 took place from October 7 – 10, 2019 at the University of Berkeley. The GM started on Monday with a lecture line on „Applied Concepts in Modeling Tribological Systems“ by Prof. Kristin de Payrebrune.

Tuesday had been a mixture out of presentations by doctoral researchers and talks by Professors. Prof. Bahram Ravani held a talk about „Physical Modelling of Additive Manufacturing“, Prof. Michael Hill about „Residual Stress in Metal Additive Manufacturing“ and Prof. Christoph Garth about an update on „Manufacturing Physics Toolbox“.

On the other days, the doctoral researchers had meetings with their advisory boards to discuss their projects, their thesis as well as future steps and research stays.

 

9th General Meeting at TU Kaiserslautern, Germany (2019)

 

 

The 9th General Meeting of the IRTG2057 took place from June 13 to June 17, 2019 at the TU Kaiserslautern. The General Meeting started with a lecture line on “Advanced Manufacturing Methods” from Monday till Tuesday. The lecture line provided basics and theory held by Prof. Aurich and Prof. Seewig.

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 completed by a presentation held by Prof. Ralf Müller on the topic of „Modeling of Failure and Fracture“.

The next General Meeting will take place at UC Berkeley from Oct. 6-11, 2019.

 

Extension of the IRTG 2057

On the 9th of November, the DFG Grants Committee has decided to grant our IRTG for a second funding period. The IRTG will hence continue until June 2023. We are looking forward for another four and a half years of excellent projects and international and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Link to the article on the TUK website

 

 

8th General Meeting in Granlibakken, Tahoe City

The 8th General Meeting of the IRTG2057 took place from September 24- 28, 2018 at the Conference Hotel Granlibakken in Tahoe City, California. The General Meeting started with a lecture line on “Features in Virtual Manufacturing” from Monday till Wednesday. The lecture line provided basics and theory on Virtual Manufacturing held by Prof. Christoph Garth, Prof. Heike Leitte and Dr. Franca Rupprecht.

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 completed by presentations held by Prof. Bahram Ravani, UC Davis (Physical Modeling and its relationship to Industry 4.0), Prof. Simo Mäkiharj UC Berkeley (Non-destructive Testing for Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Research, and Potentially for Process Control) and Prof. Kristin de Payrebrune, TU Kaiserslautern (Some Aspects of Physical Modeling).

The next General Meeting will take place at the TU Kaiserslautern from Mai 13 until Mai 17, 2019.

 

 

 

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.