Milipol Paris

Photo: Dipl.-Ing. P. Schimmelpfennig (CTS) / Georg Scharpenack (Managing Partner Ulbrichts GmbH)

Another trade fair visit was on this week's agenda for the managing partner Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig. Besides expert discussions on vehicle restraint systems, Peter Schimmelpfennig presented the PRIMUS-Dummy at the trade fair "Milipol" (trade fair for homeland security and safety) in Paris, which in future will play a decisive role in the development of safety technology.



Students at oncoming traffic collision

Led by Prof. Birgit Hartz (teaching field: traffic planning and technology), around 30 students from the FH Münster visited the crash test facility last week. Besides a tour of the crash facility and a lecture on the current scope of CTS, together with managing partner Dipl.-Ing. P. Schimmelpfennig the students were able to be present live at a crash test. From the field of accident reconstruction and under the direction of Dipl.-Ing. R. Bührman, an oncoming traffic collision at around 100 km/h was carried out.



Currently, CTS is represented at the Airtec19 exhibition in Munich. The Airtec exhibition is known as an international specialist trade fair for products and services from the aerospace industry. Alongside the current PRIMUS dummy, CTS presents the vision of the PRIMUS-Bird (bird strike test). More information on the PRIMUS-Bird can be found over the next few weeks on the CTS-Homepage. Visit the CTS-Team, Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelfennig (Managing partner) and Felix Mackel until Wednesday at the exhition stand Hall 2 CO3.



Photo: Dr. S. Roßlenbroich (senior doctor / specialist in orthopaedics and traumatology / UKM), Dr. I. Holtkötter (managing director / S+B), Dr. C. Schülke (senior doctor / UKM)

As part of a TV project, the new PRIMUS dummy underwent a CT scan.
At the A&E surgery department of the University Hospital Münster, Dr. Roßlenbroich and Dr. Schülke used a computer tomograph to produce images of a PRIMUS dummy that had suffered internal damage as a result of a previously conducted crash test. The images were compared by expert for accident reconstruction Dr. Holtkötter with a real injury picture and correlated with the accident sequence of events.


Counter-terror and mobile vehicle barriers 2019

Last week the GPEC event took place for the third time at the Münsteraner crash test facility. Around 200 visitors,  primarily decision-makers from federal authorities, cities and local authorities, were able to listen to specialist lecturers over the course of the two day event and also obtain information from the international exhibitors on the current possibilities on building and event safeguarduing. Included in the programm was also the implementation of four live crashes in order to test and demonstrate the effectiveness of vehicle safety barriers. Besides two Standard crash tests, Dipl. Ing. Ralf Bührmann (head of test department) and his team carried out two other crash tests. Firstly, by means of a semitrailer truck, the effectiveness of a trench as an alternative security concept was examined. Subsequently, test manager Ralf Bührmann personally demonstrated that a conventional transporter in the case of a collision with a HGV is not an alternative for a vehicle safety barrier.


PRIMUS-crash at AZT

Entirely for digital accident clarificataion for modern vehicles, the 7th Allianz automobile day at the AZT (Allianz Center for Technology) in Ismaning took place. How digital accident clarification in the future can be developed was discussed by the board members of the Allianz, experts of the AZT as well as representatives from the automobile industry and authorities. As a demonstration, a crash test was carried out with a PRIMUS from the biofidelic dummy family of CTS. Here's the link to the video:




New measurement technology in the Biofidelic Dummy

In the scope of the “14th PraxisConference for pedestrian protection” Dr. Michael Weyde (Engineering office Priester & Weyde) reported on the biofidelic dummy as a vulnerable road user in full-scale crash tests. In the course of the event, the CTS-crash team were also present on site. Crash test manager Ralf Bührmann and group leader Kai Schulte demonstrated live two pedestrian crash tests. The special feature: for the first time, the latest measuring sensors from Kistler were installed into the biofidelic dummy. Thus, the measurement technology directly built into the dummy could be read out immediately after the crash test and provide new insights on the collision-related movements and loads acting on the dummy. The documentation of the autopsy of both dummies and the analysis of the measurement technology will be made available to the participants shortly and can also be downloaded from the CTS crash test database.


RWTH Aachen at crash test

Last week, students from RWTH Aachen were guest at the CTS crash test facility. Besides a detailed guided company tour, Dr. Möhler’s students had the possibility to attend a presentation on the range of areas of CTS before heading to the crash test area. Test manager Ralf Bührmann and his team had prepared a crossroads collision with two SUVs. The participants could watch live which forces act in such a collision.