17th International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium

June 13 -14, 2013

Function-integrative lightweight systems engineering in multi-material design

2013 will see the International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium held for the 17th time. This year’s motto of “Function-integrative lightweight engineering in multi-material design” was first coined by the founder of the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) at TU Dresden in 1995, and has since been put into practice as the “Dresden Model”. The model pursues a systemic approach which incorporates all conventional and novel materials, processes and economic-ecological circumstances – as well as interactions between them throughout the value chain. The Dresden Model has become a respected national and international benchmark for innovative lightweight engineering across all material and product classes. Lightweight engineering facilitates the load-conform transfer of optimized material properties to products in a way which significantly increases the added value of not only individual components, but also modules and entire systems. The resource efficiency and product marketability of a complex system can be significantly improved if a wide variety of functions are consistently integrated into it throughout the value chain.

The 17th International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium will deal with the various elements of this system-based approach. The symposium will target the broadening of interdisciplinary knowledge transfer between science and industry – an event feature highly valued by attending decision-makers. Topics ranging from emerging trends and intelligent multi-material design to solutions tackling current and future challenges will be discussed, with opportunities for synergy underlined.
Emphasizing resource efficiency, speakers from various sectors will use the symposium to present the latest material, technological and product developments. This established, highly synergetic industry get-together will once again offer participants a future-oriented forum for the sharing of experience and the sowing of new ideas.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner A. Hufenbach

Programm 2013

10:00 Hufenbach, Werner, Prof. Dr.Technische Universität Dresden
Director of the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology
Welcome address and introduction
10:10 Schaefer, Ursula, Prof. Dr.Technische Universität Dresden
Vice-Rector for Academic and International Affairs
Welcome address
10:20 Stelzer, Ralph, Prof. Dr.Technische Universität Dresden
Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Welcome address
10:30 Stracke, Karl-FriedrichMAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG, Oberwaltersdorf, Austria
President MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik & MAGNA STEYR Engineering
11:00 Mühlenfeld, Karsten, Dr.Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co. KG, Blankenfelde-Mahlow
Managing Director Engineering, Executive Vice-President Engineering and Technology Civil Small and Medium Engines
Engine Technology for the Future
11:30 Stenkamp, Dirk, Dr.TÜV Nord AG, Hannover
Board of Management
Aspects of lightweight construction for TÜV NORD GROUP
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Witolla, ThomasMeyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg
Head of Department Research & Development
Lightweight construction in shipbuilding
13:30 Standke, SteffenBombardier Transportation GmbH, Görlitz plantA new generation of double-decker vehicles in aluminium construction
14:00 Schramm, Helmut, Prof. Dr.BMW AG, Leipzig
Production manager of electric vehicles
Opportunities presented by the new production concept for electric vehicles at the Leipzig site
14:30 Bachmann, Thomas, Dr.BMW AG, Munich
Project Manager Lightweight Engineering Centre
Lightweight system engineering for future mobility
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Hack, Christina, Dr.Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Hallstadt
Vice-President Advanced Development
Functional lightweight design for body and interior
16:00 Otto, Manuel, Dr.Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH
Material and Process Development
Automotive lightweight potential with Fe-Mn steel
16:30 Hillebrecht, Martin, Dr.EDAG GmbH & Co KGaA, Fulda
Head of CC Lightweight Design, Materials and Technologies
Lightweight engineering – quo vadis: Multimaterial systems vs. energy efficiency
17:00 Egger, PeterEngel Austria GmbH, St. Valentin, Austria
Head of Technology Centre for Lightweight Composites
New lightweight possibilities by reactive thermoplastic resins
17:30 Awarding of the Lightweight-Engineering Graduate-Prizeby Akademischer Club Leichtbau an der TU Dresden e.V.
18:00 End of first lecture day

Begleitende Fachausstellung und Posterschau in der Kunsthalle des art’otel

09:00 Dannemann*, Martin, Dr.; Täger°, Olaf, Dr.; Hufenbach*, Werner, Prof. Dr.*Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology
°present address: Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Group Research, Materials and Production Processes
Lightweight, quiet fibre-reinforced composite structures – a contribution to a material-adapted vibro-acoustic design strategy
09:30 Witte*, Tassilo; Herrmann°, Axel, Prof. Dr. *Composite Technology Center (CTC) GmbH, Stade
°Faserinstitut Bremen e.V., Institutsleiter
CFRP: Recycling and reuse of carbon fibres
10:00 Werner, Jens, Dr.Technische Universität Dresden
Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology
High performance electric vehicles in ultra-lightweight construction – the InEco® project
10:30 Tillich, StanislawPrime Minister of the Free State of SaxonyHiesinger, Heinrich, Dr.

ThyssenKrupp AG, Chairman of the Executive Board

Hufenbach, Werner, Prof. Dr.

Technische Universität Dresden, Direktor des Instituts für Leichtbau und Kunststofftechnik

Podium discussion: Lightweight innovation in Saxony. From fundamentals to implementation

11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Kurz, Hansjörg, Dr.Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg
Technology Planning and Development
Manufacturing technologies for ultra-lightweight vehicles
12:00 Pötter, Kurt, Dr.BMW AG, Munich
Head of Customer Collectives and Loading Analysis
Fatigue assessment of a lightweight car body
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Perterer, Martin, Dr.KTM Technologies GmbH, Salzburg, Austria
Simulation & Research
Morphing fibers – possible solution for serial production of fiber-reinforced structures
14:00 Bittrich, Lars, Dr.; Heinrich, Gert, Prof. Dr.Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V. (IPF, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden)New developments for an extreme lightweight design: Simulation and tooling for variable-axial composite parts
15:00 Heidemeyer, Peter, Dr.; Bastian, Martin, Prof. Dr.SKZ-KFE gGmbH Polymer Research and Development, Würzburg
Managing Directors
Lightweight engineering with thermoplastics
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Mascher, Peter, PhD PEng FCAEMcMaster University, Hamilton, Kanada
Professor and William Sinclair Chair in Optoelectronics
An overview of automotive light weighting initiatives at McMaster University
16:00 Kaleta, Jerzy, Prof. Dr.Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Institute of Materials Science and Applied Mechanics, Head of Continuum Mechanics Division
Smart magnetic materials. Structure, properties and application in mechanical engineering
16:30 Leo, Karl, Prof. Dr.Fraunhofer Research Institution for Organics, Materials and Electronic Devices COMEDD, Dresden
New functionalities in lightweight structures by flexible organic electronics
17:00 Hufenbach, Werner, Prof. Dr.Closing address

Thursday 13 June 2013

14:00 Visit of the Local History Museum Dresden: Special exhibition “Richard Wagner in Dresden – Legend und History” (english version: see bottom of the linked page). Afterwards coffee at the Coselpalais restaurant.Starts at art’otel
20:00 Evening event in the Leichtbau-Innovationszentrum (Lightweight Structures Innovation Centre, LIZ) of the ILK with the Blue Wonder JazzbandDürerstraße 28Presentation of the electric demonstrator vehicle InEco®

Friday 14 June 2013

10:00 Visit of the Kügelgenhaus – Museum of Dresden Romanticism with guided tour. Afterwards lunch at the restaurant Winzerstube “Zum Rebstock”.Treffpunkt: art’otel