The Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, develops and researches new approaches and solutions for applications in the business segments defense, security, space and transport. Its competences are to investigate impact, shock and penetration phenomena by experimental, simulation-based and analytical methods in order to improve the security, safety and reliability of components, structures and systems under dynamic loads.
Protection & Bridging Technologies
Fraunhofer EMI analyses and develops protection concepts and new materials for highdynamic loading, sensor systems for their application in ballistics as well as practiceoriented engineering software. Solutions range from vehicle and personal protection systems against ballistic and explosive threats, the protection of service infrastructures and dedicated material development to reducing vulnerabilities of aerostructures and vehicles.
Protection of critical infrastructures
The main research focus lies on technologies to physically protect critical infrastructures. Our solutions include efficient building reinforcement and structural concepts, the development of dedicated, customized materials such as ultra high performance concretes and integrated sensor systems for real-time monitoring of static loading capacities. Thus, we can offer balanced security concepts of the protection of building infrastructures.
Hazard and risk analysis
Hazard and risk analysis research services provided by EMI support the risk management especially in case of terrorist events such as explosions, but also in case of industrial accidents, natural disasters and even of cross-linked, multimodal risks caused by such events.
Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut EMI
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Hiermaier
Phone +49 761 2714-351
Anual Budget 27 Mio. Euro