Component Testing

The workgroup machine elements and component testing deals with issues and problems in the areas of static and dynamic strain of components and their characteristic determination and lifetime prediction.

Core competencies and research focus is therefore the component testing of elastomeric elements, such as couplings and intermediate shaft bearings, but also drive shafts and bearings.

Publicly funded research issues concern, among others, the development of a service life prediction model for dynamically loaded elastomer components, taking into account their exposure history. In addition, in collaboration with industry partners, elastomeric intermediate shaft bearings and drive shafts are being tested in static, quasi-static and dynamic scenarios.

The laboratory of the Department of Engineering and Plastics Machinery includes servo-hydraulic and servo-electric test stands.

With these test stands, test loads can be realized to specifically match the desired load scenario of the component.

Furthermore, the department is equipped with adequate means for collecting and analyzing data. Thus further core competencies of the department are in the areas of operational measurement engineering and the development of solutions for system and process diagnostics. Investigations of the behavior of mechanical systems, such as by modal analyses can be performed through the use of appropriate hardware and software(LMS).

The use of numerical tools (e.g. the finite element method) allows us to perform structural analyses of components. Through our experience in the verification of simulation data by experiments, we can contribute to stress-oriented geometry optimization of components.

More details on our current research projects can be found in the corresponding detailed descriptions.

Curent Projects
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Hochbelastete Schwerlastgelenke in Kniehebelschließeinheiten


Lebensdauerprognose für Elastomerbauteile


Getriebe für den Fahrantrieb eines Hallenkrans

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Final Reports

	/imperia/md/content/kkm/projektbeschreibung_blasfolie-dfg_wo302-39-1.docx Steuer - und Regelkonzepte für Material- und Betriebspunktwechsel
Neuartiges Verfahren zur wirtschaftlichen Herstellung von coextrudierten PMMA-PVC Profilen
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