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Prof. Jochen Wiedemann

Area of Research: Vehicles-Electromobility
Thematic Priority: Vehicle aerodynamics, thermal management, driving dynamics, vehicle acoustics

Field of Work

  • Further development of efficient, comfortable and dynamic motor vehicles by reducing all sources of resistance (aerodynamic drag, roll resistance and acceleration resistance).
  • Research into vehicle aerodynamics and partial resistance of vehicle components such as the cooling system, tires and vehicle underbody.
  • Further development and validation of calculation methods such as CFD and CAA. Research in longitudinal, transverse and vertical dynamics.
  • Development of vehicle models for driving simulators.
  • Development of driver models to simulate human control response and subject vehicle assessment.
  • Research into the compensation of age-related driver deficits.
  • Operation and further development of complex test facilities such as wind and thermal wind tunnels.
  • Research into vehicle acoustics.
  • Analysis of wind, tire and engine noise as well as their entry and transfer into the passenger cell.
  • Development of special acoustic measurement and testing technology.
  • Thermal and energy management with a particular focus on battery-powered vehicles


Exhibition car.
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Personal Information

Motor vehicles, their engineering, aerodynamics and acoustics – these are the focus of interest of Prof. Jochen Wiedemann, professor of automotive engineering at the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (IVK), University of Stuttgart, and Chairman of the Board of Management of the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS). Born in Essen in 1952, Wiedemann studied mechanical engineering and spent 14 years working in body development at Audi AG in Ingolstadt, most recently as the project manager of the Audi Wind Tunnel Center. Wiedemann is a guest professor at Tongji University Shanghai, where he also provided consultation on the construction of the Shanghai Automotive Wind Tunnel Center. In 2009 he received the Magnolia Silver Award from the city of Shanghai for his services to the city’s social and economic development. He is the co-founder of various academic organizations, reviewer for the DFG and holder of numerous patents as well as having edited or written more than 200 scientific publications and a text book.



Prof. Jochen Wiedemann
University of Stuttgart
Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (IVK)
Tel.:+49 711/ 685-65600
Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS)

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