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Gas will play a crucial role as an energy source over the coming decades. But how can the German gas network be prepared for the growing demand? This is the subject of research being carried out by mathematicians from FAU, TU Darmstadt, TU and HU Berlin and WIAS Berlin in Transregio 154: ‘Mathematic...

Category: Department of Mathematics, Research

FAU mathematicians make gas networks fit for the future The last nuclear power plants in Germany will be decommissioned in 2022. However, by then, it will not be possible to meet all of the country’s electricity requirements using wind and solar energy. This means that gas will play a crucial rol...

Category: Department of Mathematics, Research

EU PLATO-N project on software-supported structural optimisation Holes don’t weigh anything – that’s hardly surprising. But, if your aim is weight reduction, it becomes apparent how useful empty spaces can be. However, they don’t contribute to stability. That is why constructions that must be both ...