Dynamics and Control
The GAMM Activity Group Dynamics and Control – i.e. the GAMM Fachausschuss Dynamik und Regelungstheorie – is a working group of GAMM (Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik). It brings together members from various fields, spanning from mathematical systems theory, control engineering, nonlinear dynamics, and vibration theory to multi-body dynamics. The focus is on method developments and method application to a wide range of problems from mechatronics, energy systems, robotics, autonomous driving, and aeronautics. The exchange about the different subject areas fosters vibrant discussions and it frequently triggers new research. Moreover, the open discourse helps to bridge gaps between applied mathematics, mechanics, and engineering sciences.
The connecting element is the mathematically sound analysis of dynamical systems and their control. In addition to more classic questions, the analysis and control of dynamical systems via communication networks, the consideration of cyber-physical systems and the fusion of traditional approaches with techniques from machine learning and artificial intelligence are of increasing importance in the discussions.
The committee's goals are, in particular, to strengthen interdisciplinary cooperation between mathematics and engineering and to promote young scientists. To this end, the committee organizes half-yearly workshops in which faculty members, doctoral candidates, students, and participants from industry take part. These workshops are a forum to discuss current research results, to respond to trends and new developments, as well as to initiate and to advance joint scientific cooperations.
Currently, the activity group is chaired jointly by
- Prof. Timm Faulwasser (TU Dortmund) Chair for Control,
- Prof. Robert Seifried (TU Hamburg) Chair for Dynamics, and
- Prof. Karl Worthmann (TU Ilmenau) Chair for System Theory
As of April 2022 the activity group has more than 100 members from academia and industry.
The activity group organizes two workshops per year and it coordinates the activities in the Section S20 of the Annual Meeting of GAMM. Details about past and upcoming workshops as well as general news can be found below.
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dortmund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station ("Dortmund Universität"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station ("Dortmund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop "Dortmund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dortmund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dortmund Universität S".
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dortmund Universität S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.