German-French Cooperation. Within the framework of KIC InnoEnergy, KIT cooperates with the Commissariat l'nergie atomique et aux nergies alternatives (CEA) in various fields of energy research. In 2011, KIT and CEA intend to extend their cooperation in the fields of biomass, nanotechnology, and technology acceptance and to join the program of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). This reflects the importance that is assigned by KIT to German-French cooperation also in the field of teaching: The border-crossing activities, such as double diplomas and double Ph. D.s, are bundled by KIT-DeFI, the German-French Initiative.
EnSoC. The Energy Solution Center, among the founding members of which is KIT, pools competences from science and industry. It is aimed at reaching a top position in the development of numerical simulation and optimization. For this purpose, it supports work on methods and programs for the use of high-performance computing in the energy sector. EnSoC is one of four HPC Solution Centers planned in Baden-Wrttemberg.
Other Topics Presented by KIT at the 2011 Hannover Messe:
Bionics (Hall 2, stand A01). KIT participates in the special exhibition on "Bionics Engineering Powered by Nature". A tension triangle method developed by KIT allows for increasing the lifetime of technical components by an optimization of the notch shape without sophisticated computer analysis. Deformation images determined by simple load testing of elastic specimens facilitate and extend the use of this method.
MeRegioMobil (Hall 2, stand D30). At the joint stand of E-Energy for the integration of modern information and communication technologies in electricity supply, KIT will present the MeRegioMobil project that is aimed at designing, establish
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