OPAL – Optimization of Airlay Processes

In the project OPAL, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, we seek to understand and improve the production process as well as material properties of non–woven materials which play, for example, an important role as light weight damping material in cars. For this project departments of the Fraunhofer ITWM Kaiserslautern, TU […]

Fraunhofer MINT-EC Math Talents Programme

This summer 23 students will be invited to attend the closing workshop of the Fraunhofer MINT-EC Math Talents programme in Trippstadt, Germany. MINT is the German for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The MINT-EC is a network of schools in Germany with a focus on STEM. During the week-long residential workshop, the final of a series […]

Competence Centre for Mathematical Modelling in STEM-Projects in Schools (KOMMS)

What is KOMMS? KOMMS, the competence centre for mathematical modelling in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects in schools, was founded by the mathematics faculty at the University of Kaiserslautern with the aim of consolidating and improving the teaching of mathematical modelling in schools.  This is achieved through the provision and coordination of school […]

The RTG “Stochastic Models for Innovations in the Engineering Sciences”

My name is Anne Meurer and I’m a PhD student at the Mathematics Department of the University of Kaiserslautern. I’m part of the DFG Research Training Group 1932 “Stochastic Models for Innovations in the Engineering Sciences, an interdisciplinary graduate school from mathematics and engineering sciences. The research is divided into four projects, with different technical […]

The DAAD Program “Mathematics in Industry and Science” in Kaiserslautern

I am Chathuri Samanmali Fernando from Sri Lanka and completed my master degree at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland. My sole ambition was to acquire a doctoral position which can lead to pursue research oriented profession to my academic career. To fulfil my wish, I have discovered that, TU Kaiserslautern in Germany, which is […]

Optimizing Production Processes of Nonwovens with FIDYST

Spunbond, meltblown, and airlay processes can be optimized by using FIDYST, the Fiber Dynamics Simulation Tool developed by the Department Transport Processes (TV) of the Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern – a software that simulates fibers driven by air and their contacts with machinery parts of the plant. By evaluating the CV values of the mass regularity […]

Doing your PhD at the Fraunhofer ITWM

My name is Sebastian Osterroth and I am doing my PhD in the Department for Flow and Material Simulation (SMS) at the Fraunhofer Institute for industrial Mathematics (ITWM) in Kaiserslautern. I started my PhD in March 2014 and before that I was studying industrial mathematics at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. As a PhD student […]