Category Archive Projects

Blackout durch Cyberangriffe

Military experts and IT specialists are pooling their know-how with academic researchers from Vienna University of Technology to improve preparedness for a blackout scenario. Under the auspices of TU Vienna‘s doctoral college URBEM (Urban Energy and Mobility System), ten PhD students collaboratively developed the prototype of a virtual city to address urban issues from an economic, technological, social and ecological perspective. This model is to be transferred to the situation centres of the Austrian Federal Armed Forces and optimized using input and expertise from the participants in the doctoral college. The resilience of IT systems will be surveyed, analysed and evaluated in order to safeguard the management capability in the situation centres of the Federal Ministry of Defence and the four major Armed Forces commands in the event of a blackout scenario.

The project is a cooperation between the following TU Wien partner institutes:
Faculty of Civil Engineering – Institute of Building Construction and Technology – Research Division of Building Physics and Sound Protection (E206-02) (project lead)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology – Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives (E370)
Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering – Institute of Energy Systems and Thermodynamics (E302)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology – Telecommunications (E389)
Faculty of Architecture and Planning – Institute of Architectural Sciences (E259)

For further info please visit:
http://www.bundesheer.at/cms/artikel.php?ID=8943

Mission oriented research financed by the Austrian Armed Forces.

NetLogo Simulation Credits: Gabriel Wurzer

URBEM PhD Course

Launched in 2013, the doctoral college URBEM (Urban Energy and Mobility System) is an interdisciplinary collaboration between TU Vienna and Vienna‘s public utilities operator Wiener Stadtwerke. The college comprises the PhD research projects of nine postgraduate students, co-supervised by professors from six faculties of TU Vienna and experts from Wiener Stadtwerke and its subsidiaries. Taking Vienna as an example and adopting a holistic, interdisciplinary approach, URBEM has researched and developed an interactive environment to analyse scenarios for a future „sustainable, liveable, affordable city with a secure energy supply“. A key factor is the combination of economic and sociological research methods with technical analysis of buildings, thermal and electricity supply infrastructure and mobility systems. Visualization and distributed computing allow user-friendly operation of the prototype and presentation of the results.

The project is a cooperation between the following TU Wien partner institutes:
Faculty of Civil Engineering – Institute of Building Construction and Technology – Research Division of Building Physics and Sound Protection (E206-02) (project lead)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology – Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives (E370)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology – Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives – Energy Economics Group (E370-3)
Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering – Institute of Energy Systems and Thermodynamics (E302)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology – Telecommunications (E389)
Faculty of Architecture and Planning – Department of Spatial Planning –  Sociology (E280-6)
Faculty of Informatics – Institute of Information Systems Engineering – Research Division of Distributed Systems (E194-02)
Faculty of Civil Engineering – Institute of Transportation – Research Division of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering (E230-01)

For further info please visit:
http://urbem.tuwien.ac.at

Wiener Hofburg 3D Quellenspeicher

In collaboration with the Department of Art History of the Institute of History of Art and Musicology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the Architecture Collection at the Albertina and the ÖAW‘s Austrian Center for Digital Humanities, the SimLab is developing an interactive 3D model of Vienna‘s Hofburg Palace from the mediaeval period to modern times as a dynamic visualization tool for use in humanities and technological research. The project is intended as a contribution to the development of the digital humanities, using state-of-the-art technologies to visualize research findings in the field of art history, process them for use in future research projects and make them available for the long term through open access publication.

For further info please visit:
https://www.oeaw.ac.at/stipendien-foerderungen/foerderprogramme/godigital/

This project is funded by the ÖAW (Austrian Academy of Sciences) within the programme “go!digital”. Lead partner is IKM – Institute for History of Art and Musicology (ÖAW).

DANUrB | DANube Urban Brand

DANUrB was launched in January 2017 as part of the INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme and involves 39 partners from 7 countries bordering the Danube, including universities, research institutions, NGOs, tourism enterprises and local and regional authorities.

The aim of the project is to develop innovative, sustainable cultural and tourism strategies to generate valuable economic and social impetus for the Danube region and preserve its cultural heritage. The principal task of TU Vienna is to present suitable spatial & regional planning and research methods and show how these can be implemented in practice. A key factor here is the potential transferability of these planning processes and potential solutions to other regions on the Danube. The results are structured, processed and stored in digital form in a GIS database to ensure knowledge transfer and facilitate further use of the findings.

For further details please visit:
http://www.interreg-danube.eu/danurb

Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA).

DANUrB project partners at Golubac fortress

DANUrB project partners at Golubac fortress

Virtual Airport City Vienna

In order to optimize the energy consumption of the Vienna Airport, a simulation model is being created that will transform Vienna Airport into a virtual model city. Vienna Airport comprises around 100 properties in which 20,000 people work in hotels, offices, shops, terminals, logistics companies and many other areas. The power consumption is comparable to the consumption of the city of Klagenfurt. The insights gained from the simulations of the virtual airport city serve as a strategic basis for decision-making. The goal is to sustainably reduce energy consumption and improve the CO2-balance as well as to avoid planning mistakes that would only become noticeable in real operation. The virtual visualization model is developed in the simlab.

The project is a cooperation between the following TU Wien partner institutes:
Faculty of Civil Engineering – Institute of Building Construction and Technology – Research Division of Building Physics and Sound Protection (E206-02) (project lead)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology – Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives (E370)
Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering – Institute of Energy Systems and Thermodynamics (E302)

External cooperation partner:
Schöberl & Pöll GmbH, Institute of Building Research & Innovation ZT-GmbH

For further info please visit:
https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/124830/

Mission oriented research financed by the Vienna International Airport.

SmartAIRea

As a road/rail/air transport hub, Graz Airport and it surroundings offer an ideal opportunity to embed thematic principles of sustainable development such as building and spatial organisation, conservation of resources, sustainable energy supply, quality of life, noise reduction, economic balance and good governance into the planning process and test them out for the first time for potential further application in other projects.
The airport environment is thus transformed into a transparent, interconnected, controllable and resilient location – the so-called SmartAIRea, where the key emphasis is on sustainable design and a space planned around people and their needs. Modelling and simulation are essential tools for the planning of a resilient location of this kind, providing a basis for communication that allows all the necessary stakeholders to be brought together around one table. For this research project both an analogue and a digital model were developed at the SimLab (see images).

This project was elaborated with Joanneum Research Graz LIFE - Centre for Climate, Energy and Society and Energie Steiermark.

For further info please visit:
smartairea.project.tuwien.ac.at

This project is funded by the Climate and Energy Fund and implemented under the SMART CITIES - FIT for SET program within a proposal call of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

SIMULTAN

The research project SIMULTAN addresses questions about the city of the future with a view to planning sustainable, liveable cities of tomorrow. The goal is to produce a workable tool, in the form of software to support the planning and decision-making process, which will allow experts from various disciplines to jointly design, optimise, build and operate building complexes. The City of Vienna serves as a case study, providing a concrete space in which to develop the methodology and concrete data with which to validate the models. The simlab platform allows highly complex processes to be translated into visual form for the respective experts. This supports and facilitates communication among the participants in planning and decision-making processes. Developing various planning scenarios, modelling them in combination with big data from the various urban energy systems and visualizing the results allows interventions in complex networks to be tested in terms of their impact on the overall system before being implemented in practice.

The project is a cooperation between the following TU Wien partner institutes:
Faculty of Civil Engineering - Institute of Building Construction and Technology - Research Division of Building Physics and Sound Protection (E206-02) (project lead)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives (E370)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives - Energy Economics Group (E370-3)
Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - Institute of Energy Systems and Thermodynamics (E302)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - Telecommunications (E389)
Faculty of Architecture and Planning - Department of Spatial Planning -  Sociology (E280-6)
Faculty of Informatics - Institute of Information Systems Engineering - Research Division of Distributed Systems (E194-02)

External cooperation partner:
Wiener Stadtwerke Holding GmbH, Schöberl & Pöll GmbH, Vasko & Partner / Gebäudetechnik

This project is funded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and implemented under the "Stadt der Zukunft" program (3rd call) within a proposal of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).