Education despite crisis successful
The Professorship of Machine Elements and Product Development is pleased to announce that the teaching this semester is going on successfully despite the corona virus and the resulting closure of the university. In addition to the practice and lecture materials, as well as tests on the OPAL learning platform for the courses Construction Theory I and Construction Theory II, there are also detailed teaching videos for thebasic and advanced CAD courses. To enable students to communicate with the lecturers, video conferences are also held regularly using the BigBlueButton conference system. Your lecturer will tell you when the video conferences are taking place and how you can participate in them.
We will continue our efforts to make this difficult time as smooth as possible for the students so that they can continue their studies successfully.
Expansion of the testing area and development of new test benches
New projects require new testing devices and more space in the testing area of the professorship. Besides the ongoing optimization of test procedures, several test benches are currently being developed. On the one hand, the dynamic wear tests are to be extended with the help of a wear test rig, which is based on the principle of the existing friction block test rig. On the other hand, investigations are planned on a new device for rolling bearing ring creep. This will allow a targeted deformation of the bearing outer ring under a radial load that varies over time. In addition, a further friction coefficient test rig is to be built in order to be able to cover an even wider range of material pairings in the determination of friction coefficients. The test area obtained for this purpose will now be filled one by one, opening up new possibilities for our team in experimental research.
Strengthened through the crisis
The Chair of Machine Elements and Product Development can look forward to a strengthened and positive future. We are therefore pleased that the long-standing student assistants Jonathan Schanner M.Sc., Stephan Busch M. Sc. and Loc Le Duc M. Sc. have been able to defend their master’s theses and thus successfully complete their studies despite adverse circumstances. Fortunately, we were able to convince the three of them to continue to work for us as members of our professorship even after their graduation from the TU. This way they can support the teams of tribology and strength calculation.
Professorship are at home office
In recent days and weeks, the number of people infected with corona has risen sharply. In order to reduce the risk of spreading the infectious disease COVID-19, the entire professorship of Machine Elements and Product Development is working at home from 19th March 2020. The staff of the professorship can be contacted as usual by telephone and e-mail.
The professorship wish all persons which are concerned a lot of strength and health and requests all persons to follow the imposed measures of the government and the TU Chemnitz.