Virtual Vehicle Research Center (ViF) (98830)

  • 8010

    Inffeldgasse 21/A Graz


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The overall goal of the vif-Centre is the application of virtual modelling and simulation as a competitive and innovative method of vehicle development. Styria, especially the Graz area, has evolved in the last decade into the centre of the Austrian vehicle industry, covering both the automotive sector as well as the railroad vehicle sector. The modelling and simulation environment envisioned in this centre is intended to cover all four main stages of the vehicle design cycle, i.e. virtual design, where, based on mechanical, thermodynamical and fluid flow aspects, the prime physical effects and interrelationships of components in a vehicle are developed and/or optimised; virtual engineering, where technological aspects of vehicle components are optimised with view to the manufacturability and competitiveness; virtual manufacturing, where complete production lines as well as the component performance will be optimised; and virtual testing, where the overall behaviour, in particular from the perspective of functionality and safety, is assessed based on the virtual models and their coupling with physical devices in a hardware-in-the-loop. The strength of this concept is the permanent availability of the intermediate design results for all versions and variants developed throughout the design history. The virtual development is therefore much faster, more complete and more economic than the real physical development. Keywords: Crash; Pedestrian Protection; Out of Position; Sliding Collision; Mass Balancer Systems; Acoustic Behaviour; Wheel-Rail Contact; Track Quality; Traffic Simulation; Virtual Driving Stile; Thermal Management; Heat Transfer; CFD; Climatic Comfort; HVAC; Under Hood Flow; Virtual Mockup; Digital Manufacturing; Cost Management; Dynamic Workflow. Subject areas: Allgemeine Elektronik; Betriebliche Datenverarbeitung; Betriebswirtschaftslehre; Betriebswissenschaften; Computer Software; Computerintegrierte Fertigung (CIM); Computerunterstützte Animation; Computerunterstützte Simulation; Computerunterstütztes Entwerfen, - Produzieren (CAD/CAM); Eisenbahnwesen; Elektrische Regelungstechnik; Elektrische Steuerungstechnik; Elektro- und Biomedizinische Technik; Fertigungswirtschaft; Fördertechnik; Industriebetriebslehre; Informatik; Informations- und Datenverarbeitung; Kraftfahrwesen; Maschinenbau; Maschinendynamik; Mechatronik; Messtechnik; Strömungslehre; Supercomputing; Technische Mechanik; Thermodynamik (auch: chemische -); Tunnelbelüftung; Unfallforschung; Verbrennungskraftmaschinen; Verkehrstechnik; Verkehrswesen; Virtual Reality; Wärmetechnik; Werkstoffprüfung, Material- Co-operating partners: AVL List GmbH (Austria) AVL Zöllner (Germany) Concept Technologies GmbH (Austria) MAGNA STEYR Engineering Center Steyr (Austria) MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG (Austria) Obrist Engineering GmbH (Austria) OMV AG (Austria) Siemens Restraint Systems (Germany) Siemens SGP Verkehrstechnik GmbH (Austria) TMS Produktionssysteme GmbH (Austria) voestalpine Eisenbahntechnik (Austria) Funded by: Land Steiermark (Austria) Stadt Graz (Austria) Steirische Wirtschaftsförderung (SFG) (Austria) TiG Technologie Impulse Gesellschaft mbH (Austria) Contact: For further information please see: or ......... (under construction)

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Clutches Engineering & Materials Science
Gears Engineering & Materials Science
Rails Engineering & Materials Science
Multisensor Fusion Mathematics
Gases Chemical Compounds
Education Engineering & Materials Science
E-learning Engineering & Materials Science
Sensor data fusion Engineering & Materials Science

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Zlatan Ajanovic


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Hannes Allmaier


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Hayder Al-Maliki


Research Output 1993 2019

A Lightweight Framework for Multi-device Integration and Multi-sensor Fusion to Explore Driver Distraction

Lechner, G., Fellmann, M., Festl, A., Kaiser, C., Kalayci, T. E., Spitzer, M. & Stocker, A., May 2019, Advanced Information Systems Engineering - 31st International Conference, CAiSE 2019, Proceedings. Giorgini, P. & Weber, B. (eds.). Berlin: Springer Verlag, p. 80-95 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11483 ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Multisensor Fusion
Sensor data fusion
high temperature gases

A Research Agenda to Deploy Technology Enhanced Learning with Augmented Reality in Industry

Spitzer, M., Gsellmann, I., Hebenstreit, M., Damalas, S. & Ebner, M., 15 Sep 2019, Mensch und Computer 2019 - Workshopband. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2002 2019

Standardized Integration of Real-Time and Non-Real-Time Systems: The Distributed Co-Simulation Protocol

Martin Krammer (Speaker), Klaus Schuch (Contributor), Christian Kater (Contributor), Khaled Alekeish (Contributor), Torsten Blochwitz (Contributor), Stefan Materne (Speaker), Andreas Soppa (Contributor), Martin Benedikt (Contributor)
4 Mar 20196 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Analyse der PCM Speicherverdampfer - Technologie für die Klimatisierung im Schienenpersonenverkehr

Alexander Rauch (Speaker)
7 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Testing and Modeling the Effects of Friction Modifiers on Creep Forces in the Wheel-Rail Interface

Klaus Six (Speaker), Zing Siang Lee (Contributor), Gerald Trummer (Contributor), Roger Lewis (Contributor)
14 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science


ED-Media 2015 Outstanding Paper Award

Martin Ebner (Recipient) & Michael Spitzer (Recipient), 23 Jun 2015

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Förderpreis "Forum für Technik und Gesellschaft"

Bernhard Lechner (Recipient), 3 Nov 2003

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

IAVSD Publisher's Prize for Best Oral Paper: Impact of Low Amounts of Water in Combination with Wear Debris / Iron Oxides on Wheel-Rail Adhesion

Klaus Six (Recipient), Gerald Trummer (Recipient), L.E. Buckley-Johnstone (Recipient) & Roger Lewis (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Projects 2002 2009

Aerodynamik von Kraftfahrzeuge - Automobile Aerodynamics

Brenn, G., Hörmann, T. & Meile, W.


Project: Research project

VIF_FP2 - Future AC Systems Mobile Air Conditioning systems with the refrigerant R744

Pülzl, M., Rieberer, R. & Enzi, J.


Project: Research project