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Felix Pfister joined the research group for machine elements and tribology as a research assistant at the beginning of May. Previously, he studied mechanical engineering, specializing in computer-aided product development, at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. As part of his s...

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Geometric deviations in technical products are unavoidable due to process fluctuations in manufacturing and assembly processes. Geometric deviations also occur in rolling bearings, which can negatively influence the functional properties of a rolling bearing (e.g. friction or acoustics). To date, th...

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At this year's CADFEM Conference 2024 in Darmstadt, 700 international representatives from science and industry met for professional exchange and networking. Keynotes and top-class user presentations with topics from everyday engineering and simulation were held in the "Darmstadtium" conference buil...

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The Chair of Design Engineering congratulates Mr Sven Wirsching on successfully passing his doctoral examination to become a Dr.-Ing. on 12.04.2024. Mr Wirsching presented the contents of his dissertation entitled "Numerical optimisation of secondary, lubricated point and elliptical contacts for the...

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The Chair of Design Engineering congratulates Mr Matthias Müller on passing his doctoral examination for the degree of Dr.-Ing. on 18.04.2024. Matthias Müller successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Potentials and perspectives of a ring lubrication system for the lubricant supply of rolling...

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The exploratory study focusses on the design of physical products and their potential to empower users by promoting positive emotions and subjectively perceived self-efficacy. By investigating the usability and emotional appeal of one particular product - a walking aid - researchers at KTmfk and Fra...

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For this year's convention, the KTmfk – Engineering Design Institute at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg retreated to the pre-alpine lands at the "Wilder Kaiser" from March 19 to 21. The focus was on identifying and driving forward new research projects as well as the doctoral thesis. In addition to the worksh...

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The ongoing development of KTmfk lectures in line with current technical challenges and the needs of students is an important focus of our work. The fact that this is once again working well is shown by the repeated award for our "Machine Elements II" course, which received excellent evaluations fro...

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For sampling-based tolerance-cost optimization, a high number of function evaluations is unavoidable, which can lead to long calculation times. To overcome this shortcoming, the latest KTmfk publication presents an innovative strategy that combines metaheuristic optimization and adaptive surrogate m...

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Marc Behringer joined the Digital Engineering department as a research assistant at the beginning of February. Prior to that, he studied in the master's program in mechatronics with a focus on design and embedded systems at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. He also wrote his mas...

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During this year's design project course (KoPra), the challenge for the students was to develop an autonomous biathlon vehicle that is driven with the help of a microcontroller. The students' vehicles had to complete the biathlon race autonomously, which was complicated by additional obstacles. On ...

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What to do in the event of a fire? Reporting a fire and protecting everyone is, of course, an absolute priority. If everyone is safe and there is no major risk to themselves, it is possible to fight the fire independently in the initial phase. In this way, any damage caused can be limited and your o...

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The 24th International Colloquium Tribology took place from January 23 to 25 in Ostfildern. In 130 presentations and numerous plenary lectures, national and international research results on a wide range of tribology topics were presented. The KTmfk was represented by Klara Feile and Benedict Rotham...

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KTmfk researchers Christian Witzgall and Sandro Wartzack, in collaboration with visiting professor Moh'd Sami Ashhab, present a novel strategy for fatigue testing of short fibre reinforced thermoplastics in the journal Materials. Using adaptive sampling and artificial neural networks (ANNs), the stu...

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The Chair of Design Engineering congratulates Mr Martin Roth on successfully passing his doctoral examination for the degree of Dr.-Ing. on 21.12.2023. Mr Roth presented the contents of his dissertation entitled "Sampling-based Tolerance-Cost-Optimization: The Key to Optimal Tolerance Allocation". I...

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The Chair of Engineering Design congratulates Michael Jüttner on successfully passing the doctoral examination for the degree of Dr.-Ing. on 21.12.2023. Mr. Jüttner presented the contents of his dissertation entitled "Bewertung von Kantenpressungen auf Basis von Simulationen mehrfach überrollter ela...

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The latest KTmfk publication, authored by Christian Witzgall and Sandro Wartzack, was selected for the cover story of the December issue of the journal Applied Mechanics. The publication deals with the crash simulation of mechanically fatigued, short-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics at component leve...

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The Chair of Design Engineering congratulates Fabian Dworschak on successfully passing his doctoral examination for the degree of Dr.-Ing. on 24.11.2023. Mr. Dworschak presented the contents of his dissertation entitled "Self-reinforcing learning as a contribution to the automation of adaptation des...

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On 29th of November this year's Munich Symposium on Lightweight Design took place at the TUM in Munich with a focus on optimization and additive manufacturing. Stephan Freitag represented the KTmfk and gave a presentation on the continuous and optimal design and layout of fiber-reinforced structures...

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