Machine Design is one of the central and fundamental subject of study in mechanical engineering. The knowledge of machine elements enables the engineer to understand and work on constructive relationships and tasks.
The starting point are the courses Technical Drawing/CAD and Fundamentals of Engineering Design in the 1st and 2nd semester.
Based on this, the lectures of the module Machine Design Machine Design 1/2 give an overview of all essential machine elements, i.e. their function, design and calculation. These lectures enable the understanding and the first calculations of machine elements and are thus the basis for the Engineering Design Training to be completed in the 4th or 5th semester (plus additionally offered supplementary module "Methodology of 3D-CAD Engineering"), in which a first, practical design task including the necessary calculations is worked on independently.
From the 1st semester of the Master's Programme, the Higher Machine Elements module is continued with the Machine Design 3 block (VO, UE), which can also be completed as an add-on module in the Bachelor's Programme. In the module Machine Elements and Tribology, the Machine Design laboratory is offered and, as a further in-depth option, Specific Machine Design (VO, UE), dealing with the design and calculation of compressed air technology can be applied. In addition, the lecture Transmissions - Selected Topics in the subject-related module completes the range of lectures in Machine Design.
With successful completion of the subject Machine Design, the graduate is now able to work on demanding tasks in design and development on the basis of the specialist knowledge acquired.
Transmissions for Aviation
The lectures on Transmissions for Aviation, which build on the machine elements courses, are dedicated to a demanding area of gear design, since aviation gears are designed and developed under special technical boundary conditions resulting from aviation regulations.
The courses on the module Transmissions for Aviation cover, among other things, bevel and planetary gearing as well as the materials and special design solutions used for these gears. In addition, typical aviation gearboxes are presented. Since the development of aircraft gearboxes always includes experimental parts, these skills are taught and practiced in the lectures (UE, LU and SE) and are carried out in cooperation with well-known industrial partners in the field of aircraft drive train technology.
Despite the special focus on aerospace transmissions, the courses are structured in such a way that they also provide a basis for access to other application areas (e.g. automotive transmissions).