Since 30.06.2019 Mr. Friedemann Reiß is unfortunately no longer a research assistant and colleague at the Chair of Machine Elements and Product Development. He is an esteemed expert who has gained six years of knowledge and practical experience in the field of friction coefficient determination at the Institute of Design and Drive Technology (IKAT). In addition, a friction coefficient database has been developed, which is used as a knowledge repository for joining partners with a wide variety of surface structures, coatings and materials. Mr. Silvano Oehme has already succeeded Mr. Reiß for several months, so that a complete continuation of the friction coefficient investigations could be implemented. Furthermore, Mr. Reiß was a respected contact person and trainer for students in the fields of study design teaching/machine elements I+II as well as methodical design. We regret his leaving and wish him all the best and much success with his new employer as well as with the finalization of his PhD thesis.
The research world continues to grow together internationally, with English being the common lingua franca. In order to further improve the quality of the English scientific publications at conferences and in journals, the professorship Machine Elements and Product Development is now supported by Dana Ebermann from Prof. English Language & Linguistics.
Dr. Flavio Campanile joined the team of the Professorship Machine Elements and Product Development on July 1. Mr. Campanile has already worked in numerous stations of the scientific and research community – for example at the German Aerospace Center and at the ETH Zurich. With his expertise in the field of compliant mechanisms, Mr. Campanile will give important input to the research group at the Institute.
The expansion of the experimental field is progressing. The testing possibilities of the research group shaft-hub-connection are extended with a rotating bending test bench. It is made possible to determine the material fatigue strength, which is necessary for the proof of strength. So far these quantities have often been determined by converting values from static tests using standard characteristic values. The appliation-oriented testing enables to utilize the performance reserves for real operating conditions.