After many years of active cooperation at the professorship Machine Elements and Product Development Mr. Schiemann leaves us. The successors trained by him follow in great footprints and take over the tasks in the areas of rolling bearing creeping and tribology. At the farewell party, many memorable moments of the past years were evaluated once again with cakes and barbecue food.
We thank Mr. Schiemann for his support and wish him all the best for the future.
With the relocation of the machine bed with three electric motors and two testing fixtures, the first step towards the expansion of the test site of the professorship was taken. With combined forces, the machine bed found its place at the new location. The testing devices use resonance excitation to transfer dynamic loads to shaft-hub connections (SHC) and thus enable state-of-the-art tests to be carried out on SHC. Furthermore, the machines offer great potential for investigations of the vibration behaviour of dynamically rotating systems. The motors and testing devices thus provide an increase in capacity and quality for experimental research at the Competence Center Shaft-Hub Connections.
Shortly after the Easter holidays, the members of the professorship took advantage of the continuing beautiful weather for the annual hiking day. The start was in Radebeul. From there we took the Lößnitzgrundbahn, an ancient steam train, to Moritzburg. After a short rest and visit of the castle we hiked back to Radebeul. In addition to many enjoyable personal conversations, the technical discussions did not come too short.
We are looking forward to the immediate participation of Mrs. Kirmse and Mr. Friedrich in the research and teaching tasks at the MP professorship. In a DFG research project, Ms. Kirmse is focusing on compliant systems, continuing the topic of her master’s thesis in basic research-oriented studies. Mr. Friedrich complements the expanding research group „Plain Bearings“ and will investigate on the influences of combined axial and radial bearings.
We wish the two newcomers all the best in their work at the Institute.