Energy and basic industries are converging within the framework of sector coupling; volatilities in the energy system are increasingly influencing production processes. As a consequence, the energy industry and production need dynamic models and digital platforms to estimate the effects of highly volatile conditions on energy conversion and production. In this way, it is possible to anticipate and plan coordinated, adaptable and flexible production systems. "Flexibility" refers to the ability of technical systems to react to changes in the range of seconds and hours. "Adaptivity" aims at the constant adaptation of the technology or system to changing economic and political conditions over years and decades.
With the DYNAFLEX performance center, the leading platform for process dynamics and adaptivity in the energy and raw materials turnaround is being established in the Ruhr Metropolitan Region. Internationally visible research, joint R&D roadmaps, digital business models and new aspects in teaching lay the foundation for a long-term strategic partnership between science and industry. Scientific and application-oriented developments for understanding the dynamics of technical systems increase the flexibility and adaptability of processes and technologies - and ensure their competitiveness.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik UMSICHT
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Lehrstuhl für Umweltverfahrenstechnik und Anlagentechnik
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik, Research Department "Closed Carbon Cycle Economy"
- Project duration: 01/2017 - 12/2019
- Project Website: https://dynaflex.de/
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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.