Compentences of the Institute

Research in our Institute

Present-day technical devices - like vehicles, e.g. and facilities increasingly require mechanical and electronic components to interact synergetically. This led to the emergence of Mechatronics as a discipline. In the field of Mechanics, the focus is on modelling and analysing structures, mechanisms, and dynamic processes using sophisticated analytical and numerical methods. To meet these requirements, the Institute is built up of four interdisciplinary cooperating Research Units:

Our Research Focus

Technical Dynamics and Vehicle System Dynamics

Vehicle System Dynamics and Control

Pricture E325-01 Research Focus 1

Creation of a mathematical-physical simulation model or a virtual prototype using a multi-body system program in order to do justice to the real systems.

Multibody System Dynamics

Picture E325-01 Research Focus 2

Representation of a real mechatronic system (e.g. of a vehicle or robot) as an analytical, physical–mathematical model, which subsequently enhances a profound understanding of dynamic phenomena and real system characteristics.

Biomechanics

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Simulation and reproduction of the human gait, e.g. to test different control concepts for a leg prosthesis:

Mechanics of Solids (Selection)

Computational Mechanics

Teaser E325-01 Competence

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Computer-aided simulation and analysis, further numerical computations and in-house numerical methods for problem-oriented solutions of mathematical models.

Axially Moving Structures

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Mathematical modelling, simulation and model-based control designs for axially moving structures..

Sensor and Actuator Technology

Entwicklung von Sensoren und Aktoren

Teaser Research Focus E325-03

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Development, analysis and optimization of sensors, actuators and sensor-actuator systems using the open-source simulation program openCFS.

Control and Process Automation (Selection)

Mechatronically Emulated Reality

Teaserpicture E325-04 Research Focus 4

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Development of PHiL (Power Hardware in the Loop) for interaction of different, real and virtual subsystems with highly realistic and reproducible test schemes.

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