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Institute for Dynamics and Vibrations

Picture: "Floating sphere" mechatronics laboratory

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Wallaschek

Research at the Institute of Dynamics and Vibrations is conducted in various fields of vehicle, turbine and machine dynamics as well as mechatronics. Current research topics include the investigation of milling cutter grinding, magnetic guidance for machine tools, crash tests, rolling and sliding processes on tires and tire acoustics.

The teaching includes the fundamentals of technical mechanics, machine dynamics and various lectures from the field of vibration engineering and vehicle dynamics.

Institute for Continuum Mechanics

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Junker

The Institute for Continuum Mechanics covers the field of engineering calculations. For this purpose, we further develop physical modelling techniques and apply them to be able to describe new materials and structures mathematically. The implementation of the model equations extends the possibilities for numerical simulation. In this way, we bridge the gap between theoretical basic research and practical application in industry and advance the digitalisation of product development. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Institute for Machine Design and Tribology


Picture: Lathe test bench

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Poll

The Institute of Machine Design and Tribology works on the research of tribological basics and tribologically stressed machine elements of drive technology. Numerous projects are strongly experimentally oriented.

The focus of interest is on rolling bearings, synchronizers, seals, friction gears and complete drive trains. The main applications of the elements under consideration are vehicle drives, wind turbines and drives for general mechanical and plant engineering.

Institute for Mechatronic Systems

Picture: Laboratory experiment "robot arm and double pendulum

Executive management:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eduard Reithmeier

The Institute of Mechatronic Systems conducts research in the fields of robotics, medical technology and image processing as well as identification and control. 
The activities of the institute are accordingly divided into three research groups. Their projects deal, among other things, with the kinematic and dynamic modelling of robot systems, the parameter identification of dynamic systems as well as (energy) optimal path planning approaches. Furthermore, model-based procedures and methods are used to apply online-capable observation and identification methods to systems and thus, for example, to automatically teach processes. Further activities concern medical image processing, prototype construction and medical device technology as well as computer-aided precision surgery.

Teaching in the bachelor's program includes the lectures Technical Mechanics and Mechatronic Systems. In the master's program, further courses in robotics, medical technology and mechatronics as well as laboratories are offered.

Institute for Measurement and Control Engineering

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Picture: Measuring device

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eduard Reithmeier

The research focus of the Institute of Measurement and Control Engineering is concentrated on the three areas of "Production Measurement and Testing Technology", "Industrial and Medical Imaging" and "Control Engineering and Acoustics".

In addition to basic lectures in measurement and control engineering, the IMR offers elective courses such as production measurement engineering, industrial image processing and robust control.

Institute for Product Development and Equipment Construction

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Picture: Sketches for product development

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Lachmayer

The research focus of the institute is on integrated product development and computer-aided engineering. In research and teaching, we focus on the product development process and design theory from the idea to series production as well as on questions of 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 as well as mechatronic systems for specific applications. As the successor of the Institute of Transmission Technology, one of the IPeG's areas of expertise continues to be in the field of transmissions and their kinematics.