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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Research
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Design and development

Institute of Dynamics and Vibration Research

The Institute of Dynamics and Vibrations conducts research in various areas of vehicle, turbine and machine dynamics as well as mechatronics.

Current research topics include the investigation of cutter grinding, magnetic guidance for machine tools, crash tests, rolling and sliding processes on tyres and tyre acoustics.

Teaching includes the fundamentals of technical mechanics, machine dynamics and various lectures in the field of vibration technology and vehicle dynamics.

Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Wallaschek

Institute of Continuum Mechanics

The Institute of Continuum Mechanics covers the field of engineering calculations.

To this end, we further develop physical modelling techniques and apply them to mathematically describe new materials and structures.
The implementation of the model equations expands the possibilities for numerical simulation.

In this way, we bridge the gap between theoretical basic research and practical application in industry and drive forward the digitalisation of product development.

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Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Junker

Institute of Machine Design and Tribology

The Institute of Machine Design and Tribology works on research into tribological principles and tribologically stressed machine elements in drive technology. Numerous projects have a strong experimental focus.

The focus of interest is on rolling bearings, synchronisations, seals, friction gears and complete drive trains. The elements analysed are used primarily in vehicle drives, wind turbines and drives for general mechanical and plant engineering.

Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Poll

Institute of Mechatronic Systems

The Institute of Mechatronic Systems conducts research in the fields of robotics, medical technology and image processing as well as identification and control. The institute's activities are divided into three research groups.

Their projects include kinematic and dynamic modelling of robot systems, parameter identification of dynamic systems and (energy-) optimal path planning approaches.
Furthermore, model-based procedures and methods are used to apply online-capable observer and identification methods to systems and thus, for example, to teach processes automatically.

Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Seel

Institute of Measurement and Automatic Control

The Institute of Measurement and Control Technology's research focuses on the three areas of "Production Measurement and Testing Technology", "Industrial and Medical Imaging" and "Control Engineering and Acoustics".

In addition to the basic lectures in measurement and control technology, the imr's teaching programme includes elective courses such as production measurement technology, industrial image processing and robust control.

Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eduard Reithmeier

Institute of Product Development and Equipment Construction

The IPeG's research focuses on integrated product development and computer-aided engineering. In research and teaching, the institute focusses on the product development process and design theory as well as issues relating to the reliability of devices and systems.

With a view to the optical devices of the 21st century, the institute is dedicated to the design of optical and mechatronic systems for specific applications. Another area of expertise of the IPeG is in the field of gears and their kinematics.

Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Lachmayer