Director of the Institute for Structural Analysis at Technische Universität Dresden
Michael Kaliske was born in Hamburg, Germany. He graduated from University of Hannover and Swansea University. He was working as research fellow at the Institute for Structural Analysis (University of Hannover) 1991-1999. He got his Ph.D. in 1995 and Habilitation in 1999. Subsequently, he joined Continental and was Head of the Mechanics and Simulation Development Department until 2002. In 2002, he was awarded the Chair of Structural Mechanics at University of Leipzig (2002- 2008). Since 2006, he is Director of the Institute for Structural Analysis at Technische Universität Dresden.
Further responsibilities are Secretary of the “International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics” (GAMM) since 2009, President of the “German Association of Computational Mechanics” (GACM) 2017-2020 and Vice-President of the “International Association for Computational Mechanics” (IACM) since 2022, among others.
Michael Kaliske is interested in modelling and simulation of structural behaviour at different length scales as well as its multi-physical characteristics.
Towards a Digital Twin of the Road
The road infrastructure, which is an important backbone of our modern society, is currently subjected to various challenges arising among others from increasing traffic and loads, damage and required maintenance and the need to save energy and resources. Further challenges are expected in the future due to mobility change, autonomous driving, climate change. To manage all this challenges, there is a strong need for more sustainable and long-lasting roads with an optimized design and operation approach. On the other hand, the potentials of digitalization are so far rarely used for the design and operation of the road system. To overcome this issues, the interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center (SFB/TRR 339) hosted at TU Dresden and RWTH Aachen focusses currently on the development of a digital twin of the road. The presentation covers required sub models and sub elements like physical models for tire-road interaction, data generation and collection from various sensors and development of a geographic information system as well as first approaches for the twinning between available sensor data and corresponding models.