More Seminars:

Practical Seminar on Biofidelic PRIMUS-Dummy


In modern accident reconstruction dummies are used to achieve the most accurate possible reproduction of movements, damages and injuries. The dummies used to date in the scope of standardised crash tests were developed with the aim of reproducibly determining measurements and thus enabling comparability in various tests. For all applications, which deviate from the standard, the use of such dummies is not appropriate due to their unidirectionality and high costs. The PRIMUS-dummy offers an alternative, especially in the field of vibration tests, autonomous driving and in the airbag industry. ? The new biofidelic PRIMUS-dummy from CTS is constantly being developed in cooperation with HTW Dresden and TU Berlin and is produced using state-of-the-art technology in a specially designed dummy laboratory at CTS. ? In this workshop the PRIMUS-dummy is presented, which due to ist design, the materials used and the resulting human-like behaviour outlines nothing other than a revolution in dummy-technology.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at those who are professionally engaged with crash test dummies. In particular for accident researchers/analysts, experts and engineers/technicians from the automotive industry, seat and belt manufacturers? who are searching for new solution approaches in dummy technology or are confronted with the challenges of non-standardised further development.

Course Objectives

The aim is to give the participants an extensive first experience with the revolutionary PRIMUS-dummy. This will be presented in detail, before ist exceptional abilities are demonstrated under the direction of test manager Dipl.-Ing. R. B?hrmann in the scope of two live crash tests to demonstrate the forces acting upon the vehicle occupant and pedelec drivers.

Course Contents

  • Introduction in the field of crash tests (Dipl. Ing. P. Schimmelpfennig)
  • Performance of the PRIMUS-dummy (Dr. M. Weyde)
  • Live crash test - PRIMUS-dummy vs. passenger car
  • Analysis of the damages to the PRIMUS-dummy after crash test (Dr. M. Dobberstein)
  • Application in automotive engineering (Prof. L. Hannawald)

Peter Schimmelpfennig GmbH


Dr. Michael Weyde
Priester & Weyde - Büro für Unfallrekonstruktion

Weyde Michael Weyde, is a forensic expert for road traffic accidents. He studied mechanical engineering at the TFH Berlin until 1995. After completing his studies, he initially worked as a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Rau (TU Berlin) and was responsible for the successful introduction of accident data storage in the fleet of Berlin police department until 1998. Since then he runs his own engineering office for accident reconstruction in Berlin and reconstructs traffic accidents in which there is a connection with criminal offenses mainly on behalf of prosecutors, police and. Since 2004, Michael Weyde has been publicly appointed and sworn in by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry as an expert in road traffic accidents and in the field of evaluation of accident data storage systems. In 2009, Michael Weyde received his doctorate on the reconstruction of motorcycle collisions in cross traffic with a car. In addition, Michael Weyde is working as a lecturer at the HTW Dresden, where he lectures on numerical accident reconstruction. Within the framework of this teaching activity, a biofidel dummy has also been developed over the past 8 years, which serves as a surrogate for pedestrians and cyclists in forensic full-scale crash tests.

Dr.-Ing. Mirko Dobberstein GmbH


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Hannawald
Dresden University of Applied Sciences

Hannawald Lars Hannawald is the managing director of the Traffic Accident Research Institute at the University of Technology in Dresden and the Leader of the GIDAS expert group of database administration. He started in 1999 with the investigation of traffic accidents at VUFO direct on the spot and at the office. He was responsible for the statistical random sampling plan as well as study on accident causation for powered two-wheelers and bicycle accidents 75 the common database administration for GIDAS up to 2005. Furthermore he worked as a research assistant at the chair of automobile technology at the University of Technology and build up a data analysis group inside VUFO. He takes his doctoral degree on "Multivariate Analysis for Benefit Estimation of future Safety Systems". Since 2011 Lars Hannawald is a lecturer at the University of Applied Science Dresden and the Dresden International University. Since 2013 he leads the technical working group in the IGLAD consortium. He has a great experience in all terms of investigation, reconstruction and analysis of accident data.

no dates available

This course is available as an in-house seminar. The trainer comes to your site - you save travel expenses and travel time. Get an offer.

Your contact person

Dr. Dirk Ulrich
Phone.: 06023 - 96 40 - 66

Request now!

All prices are exclusive of VAT.