The following overview provides information about recent events concerning the Research Unit FOR3022:
The second summer school of the Research Unit FOR3022 was held in Bremen. It was a three-day event which was once again organized in compliance with strict corona prevention measures. The summer school took place in a conference room kindly provided by the Bremen Cotton Exchange.
The welcome speech on day one was given by Prof. Herrmann (FOR3022 PI, FIBRE), introducing the group to the close connection between the Bremen Cotton Exchange and the FIBRE since latter originated from the Cotton Exchange in the past. After that Ms. Hortmeyer (Cotton Exchange Bremen) held a lecture on the history of the Cotton Exchange and the meaningful position of the building in former times. Further lectures about production process monitoring for composite materials and an innovative nondestructive testing method by Mr. Koerdt (FIBRE) and Mr. Abi Aoun (FIBRE) as well as a guided tour through the cotton exchange, including the laboratories and an introduction to different testing methods to determine product quality of cotton probes done by Mr. Drieling (FIBRE) concluded the day.
On the second day an extensive lecture about the research topics of the IMSAS and on measuring mechanic vibrations with microsensors was held by Prof. Lang (FOR3022 PI, IMSAS), with a subsequent discussion on quasistatic and quasifree sensor principles. The afternoon was dedicated to a workshop on dissertation management, by an external moderator, to help the participants to get into their dissertation writing routine.
The last day of summer school 2021 in Bremen contained another workshop, this time focused on one of the research topics of one FOR3022 research topics: Machine learning, given by PD Dr. Bosse (FOR3022 PI, Mathematics/Computer Science) providing theoretical knowledge as well as practical tasks to get a better understanding of this seminal topic. The last event on the list was a guided tour through the ZARM Bremen having one of the most impressive buildings on the campus of University of Bremen, the drop tower. The tour was including a short lecture about microgravity, the functionality of the drop and catapult system of the tower as well as an insight into the laboratory.
The first summer school of the Research Unit FOR3022 took place from 09/21/2020-09/23/2020 in Braunschweig. The aim of the event was to bring the doctoral students of the subprojects into exchange through various actions.
The organizators from Braunschweig had worked out an extensive programme following strict corona prevention measures.
Lectures regarding the history of the FOR3022, methods of structural health monitoring using guided ultrasonic waves as well as an introduction to ultrasonic applications in medicine were given by Prof. Sinapius (FOR3022 spokesperson, IMA), Dr. Schmidt (FOR3022 PI, DLR) and Dr. Wilkens (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig).
The summer school participants were given an insight in the clean room of the Institute of Microtechnology (participating institute in FOR3022) and the femto-second-laser was demonstrated.
The summer school programme included the manual fabrication of FML at the Institute of Mechanics and Adaptronics (participating institute in FOR3022) as well as the elaboration of the contents of the research unit’s work packages under the professional guidance of an external moderator.
On the last day, the participants were welcomed on the DLR site in Braunschweig to have a guided tour at the Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems as well as having the unique occasion to try out the AVES – Air Vehicle Simulator.
We thank all speakers and participants for the success of the event!