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Arnd FriedrichsRainer Hoffmann, Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc.

Consultant Partner
LWS Risk Management Consult GmbH

Areas of Focus:

Risk Management Consulting
Vehicle Safety and Occupant Protection
Management Training and Advise
Innovative Non-deterministic Simulation Methods

Professional Background and Education:

After a profound education in automotive and biomechanical engineering, Rainer began his career as a research engineer with Porsche AG in Weissach, Germany. His tasks involved all aspects of passive safety research including accident analysis, crash testing and mathematical modeling primarily of advanced safety systems. Based on the experience gained, Rainer became a pioneer in mathematical modeling of vehicle occupants in crash situations, introducing new techniques like airbag folding and airbag simulation based on the Finite-Element-Method. He then proceeded in applying these new techniques in automotive development projects and helped launch the first side impact airbags that went into series production.

As founder and Managing Director of an engineering services company, he has gained management experience and has further developed innovative technologies which are today applied by the leading car manufacturers worldwide in the area of robust engineering and risk management.

These non-deterministic simulation techniques are currently transforming traditional development processes and are using numerical simulation to drive quality management (TQM) within the manufacturing industries.

Rainer holds a diploma in automotive engineering and a master degree in biomechanical engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit.

Location: Alzenau, Germany
Email: rainer.hoffmann@lwsgroup.com