Verification and Validation

Maintaining competitiveness requires high product quality. Their protection is carried out during the process in order to identify and eliminate development errors as early as possible. This makes it necessary to carry out continuous safety measures throughout the entire product development process (PDP), i. e. tests, simulations and combinations of both.


The increasing interdisciplinary nature and division of labour mean that the number of people, departments and various companies involved in the development process is increasing significantly. The number of available - but also used - methods and tools in product development is also steadily increasing. In the various departments, a large amount of data and information is generated which is necessary for the protection or which represents the result. Their availability and coordination is an essential basis for efficient and effective development processes.

To ensure effective and efficient backup, all the necessary data and information must be available in the right place at the right time and in sufficient data quality. Missing data and information, which is also unnecessary and unsuitable or cannot be evaluated, slow down or hinder the hedging process. In the worst case it can lead to misinterpretations and not meaningful results, which can lead to development errors or even defective products.

Problem Definition and Focus

Different departments (e. g. testing and simulation) have different ways of thinking, deal with different phenomena and usually do not use the same tools for their security measures. This leads to unequal data characteristics and data qualities. Different information requirements from the same data record can lead to missing or not being used. Existing or generated data are sometimes not used because the user does not know that this data exists. On the other hand, too little data is collected at one point because it is unknown that this data is needed elsewhere. Development processes in companies are usually described very generically and are often only put into practice theoretically. Existing data and information flows are often documented too imprecisely, insufficiently or not at all.

In this context, we focus on the following research priorities:
- Detailed analysis and presentation of development processes
- Data and information flows in the back-up area
- Simulation and test data management
- Requirements, risk and quality management
- Process parameters in product development

Our Offers for Companies

If you are interested, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Student project work in your company

In addition to bachelor's and master's theses, our students also write seminar papers and project work theses. Many are interested in a practice-oriented topic in companies.


Your Benefits
  • Low Costs: Almost all of our students are soldiers, who are not allowed to accept any additional remuneration in addition to their salary due to the Soldiers Act. Unlike civilian students, there are no personnel costs.
  • Knowledge Transfer: Through the student work and academic supervision you receive new impulses from research.
  • Scientific Approach: The examination regulations make high demands on the academic quality of student research projects. As a company, you benefit from valid results that are scientifically and methodologically derived under the supervision of an experienced member of the institute's staff.
  • Good Feeling to Support Science: Science is always looking for industry experience and new use cases to try out new approaches and develop them further on the basis of practical feedback.

Industry cooperation

We are always anxious to contribute our scientific findings to industry-relevant projects! As a company, you will benefit from our scientific and methodical know-how, and as an institute we can validate our models with real use cases.


Previous Industrial Cooperations:
  • Project 1: Industrial cooperation with BMW AG
  • Project 2: BFS-Project "Verification and Validation within Product Development" - project partners: BMW Motorbikes, P+Z Engineering, ATOS, MSC Software

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